I hope you find the following information useful;
Mothers35Plus : Support, information and community for mothers over 35
Mothersover40 : Support, information and community for mothers over 40
Mothering in the Middle : Celebrating midlife mothers, ‘women choosing motherhood over 40 through adoption, in vitro, natural childbirth, surrogacy, fostering, guardianship and blending stepfamilies.’
Pregnancy Over 44 : Support and stories from women who have been there and done it!
Older Mum (In a Muddle) : Blog about the experiences of a 40 something mother
Mumsnet : Essential information, support and networking
Foresight : Preconception care programme for natural conception
Fertility Problems : The Infertility Network offering support and information to those affected by fertility problems
ARC : Antenatal results and choices
Gentle Birthing : UK hypnobirthing website
Doula : Find a birth and/or post natal doula to support you through birth and the weeks after your baby has arrived. Doula UK also offer a hardship fund for those on low incomes and gift vouchers so friends and relatives can help pay towards the costs.
NCT : National Childbirth Trust
Babies Know : Empathic and respectful parenting
Kelly Mom : Great information on breastfeeding and parenting
Only Mums : Support and advice for single mums
William & Martha Sears : Dr William Sears and his wife Martha have brought up 8 children and authored numerous books on babies, parenting and breastfeeding. Attachment style in their approach to parenting. Their books are included in the resource.
Elizabeth Pantley : Elizabeth raised 4 children and based on her experiences and research has written a number of great books on baby sleep issues and gentle baby solutions. Her books are included in the resource.
Baby Sleep Site : Open and well informed in approach to baby sleep issues. Whether you co-sleep, sleep separately and decide to help your baby sleep through (sleep train) this site offers solutions to all parenting styles.
Andrea Grace : Sleep specialist featured in Mother and Baby magazine.
Baby Led Weaning : Website based upon research and book by Gill Rapley
Net Doctor : Family Health
La Leche League : Breast feeding support
Ante Natal Depression : ‘Positively Pregnant’ – Very informative and supportive and the only dedicated site to this issue I have come across on my web travels
The Association for Post-Natal Illness : Very informative and supportive covering all aspects of post-natal illness
Post Natal Depression : Very informative and supportive site covering all aspects of post-natal illness
Birth Crisis : Help, information and support for birth trauma
Birth Trauma Association : Help, information and support for birth trauma
Birth Trauma Counselling : Help, information and support for birth trauma. Offer low cost telephone counselling support – very handy if you can’t make face to face counselling sessions due to childcare issues.
C-Section Recovery : Helpful resource and information in recovering from a c- section
The Miscarriage Association : Miscarriage information and support
Sands : Stillbirth and neonatal death information and support
Bliss : Premature, sick and small babies information and support
SIDS : Sudden infant death (SIDS) and other infant death (OID) information and support
Downs Syndrome : Help for people with Downs Syndrome
Relate : Relationship counselling
Womens Aid : Domestic violence. Telephone support.
Domestic Violence UK : Domestic violence. Information, advice & support.
Refuge : Domestic violence. Telephone support & emergency accommodation for women and children.
MIND : Association for better mental health
Counselling Directory : Directory of professionally accredited counsellors and psychotherapists
EMDR : EMDR Association – UK & Ireland. EMDR is a very effective therapy for the treatment of post traumatic stress – you might experience PTSD after a traumatic birth.
Hypnotherapy Directory : Directory of professionally accredited hypnotherapists. Hypnotherapy can help effectively manage pain during childbirth.
The Therapy Directory : A variety of holistic therapies from qualified practitioners.