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Organisations

AIMS

(Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services)

An amazing source of information, guidance and help. We had questions about immunisations and they were amazing, they also directed us to clear unbiased information and resources. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

http://www.aims.org.uk

helpline@aims.org.uk
This email will go to a group of AIMS volunteers and someone will respond as soon as possible.

+44 (0) 300 365 0663
This phone number will connect you to an AIMS volunteer when possible, otherwise please leave us a message and someone will get back to you.

 

From their website:

AIMS… at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than fifty years.

  • Working towards normal birth
  • Providing independent support and information about maternity choices
  • Raising awareness of current research on childbirth and related issues
  • Protecting women’s human rights in childbirth
aims.org.uk

La Leche League

(pronounced la lay-chay)

A great place for research based information. We used their website on many occasions and have purchased two of their books. A one stop shop for everything breastfeeding

http://www.laleche.org.uk

Helpline
0845 120 2918

 

From their website:

An international charitable organisation founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through mother-to-mother support, to all women who want to breastfeed their babies.
Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother …… If you are a mother or are going to become a mother who wants to breastfeed, whatever situation you find yourself in, we are prepared to support you. We provide research-based information and guidance as well as a warm and caring listening ear.

laleche.org.uk

Birth Rights

A good resource for the legalities and rights mothers have in England and Wales. We have used the fact sheets they provide and found them extremely useful.

http://www.birthrights.org.uk

info@birthrights.org.uk

 

From their website:

Birthrights is the UK’s only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. We believe that all women are entitled to respectful maternity care that protects their fundamental rights to dignity, autonomy, privacy and equality.

birthrights.org.uk