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Health and baby: Finding help

We can help you find more information, support and advice that may be useful before, during, and after your pregnancy.

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks


This list offers resources online where you can find more information about pregnancy issues.


Every year, this charity helps more than a million mums and dads through pregnancy, birth and the start of being parents. It offers antenatal and postnatal courses, and local support through a network of local branches. You can get in touch with the branch nearest you through the NCT website.

Family Planning Association (FPA)

FPA helplines provide confidential information and advice on contraception, STIs, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy plus details of contraception, sexual health and GUM clinics and sexual assault referral centres.


This charity focuses on helping more babies to be born healthy by funding research and making information available about the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

Kicks Count

Kicks Count is a charity that aims to empower mums to have knowledge and confidence throughout their pregnancy. A big focus is on awareness of seeking medical advice if there are changes in the regular movements made by the growing baby.


Information, message boards and advice from conception to looking after a toddler.


BritMums is a large and influential parent blogging network with tips and discussions on many parenting topics.


Netmums is an online parenting organisation offering support and fun, with local sites covering the UK.

The Breastfeeding Network

This organisation aims to be an independent source of support and information for women who breastfeed.

Postnatal Depression website

A website providing information and support for anyone with an interest in postnatal depression.

Home Start

Home-Start offers help with post-natal illness, isolation, bereavement, disability, domestic violence and more.


Sands – the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society - offers support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or after birth, and promotes research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives.

The Royal College of Midwives

The professional body for midwives that promotes research, clinical excellence, training, and campaigns on women’s health issues.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

This body registers all nurses and midwives to make sure they are properly qualified and competent to work in the UK.

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