Recommended Books & DVDs

A Child is Born – Lennart Nilsson & Lars Hamberger

Natural Pregnancy – Janet Balaskas

What to Expect when You're Expecting – Heidi E. Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg & Sandee E. Hathaway

Infant Massage – A Handbook For Loving Parents – Vimala McClure

New and Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner – Annabel Karmel

Water & Birth DVD – Janet Balaskas

The Yummy Mummy Pregnancy Cookbook - Hope Ricciotti, MD

Useful Links & Contacts

International Association of Infant Massage
(information on infant massage)
(Regulatory body for Reiki Healers and Teachers and an informative website on Usui Reiki Healing for anyone with an interest in Reiki)
(UK regulatory body for Antenatal Teachers & providers for Antenatal Education)
(runs great pre and post natal and birth preparation classes)

National Childbirth Trust, London W3
(Tel: 0870 444 8707) (information on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth)
(receive weekly updates on your baby's development and more)

Deborah Sear – Ante/Post Natal Aqua Teacher at Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool - 07961 900 681
(sells lovely and unusual gifts for new babies)
(free online resource for learning disability information)


Helplines/Support Groups

NHS Direct (Tel: 0845 46 47)

(general information about health concerns, illnesses etc.)
(NHS immunisation advice and information)

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
PO Box 207, Bridgwater TA6 7YT
(Tel: 0870 401 7711)

(advice, support and information on breastfeeding)

Association for Postnatal Illness
145 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 7EB
(Tel: 020 7386 0868)

CRY-SIS, London WC1 (Tel: 020 7404 5011)
(support for families of babies who cry excessively)

AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services)

(information and support about maternity choices, raising awareness of research on childbirth and related issues and working towards natural childbirth)

For Parents by Parents, Swindon
(Share experiences and ideas on pregnancy issues and parenting skills - no baby talk, just honest advice)

(0800 018 4318)
(support groups for single parents)

Twins and Multiple Birth Association (Tamba) (0870 770 3305)

(advice and information on multiple births and details of any twins clubs in your area)