Useful Information

and Support for Expectant and new parents

Your Rights during Childbirth

Your baby or babies may be born soon. There may be some restrictions and local policies in place which affect your care. I hear ‘I am not allowed…’ ‘Am I allowed…?’ ‘I have been told I cannot have…’ ‘I have been told I have to…’ You do have rights! There is no I am/I am not allowed… There should be a dialogue of what is recommended and what is best for you in your individual situation. Person-centred care. So where do you turn to for help?

These organisations are working hard to protect women’s birthrights at this time and always.

Birth Rights

AIMS – for a better birth

The Association of Radical Midwives

Make Birth Better

Doulas – Birth Companions

A Doula can offer you support during pregnancy, labour, birth and during the early postnatal period. Find a doula on Doula UK.

Infant Feeding

Find out more about how breastfeeding works or how to latch on your baby effectively. There are also many trouble-shooting videos on Global Health Media!

At the first steps nutrition trust you can find out more about feeding your baby and child. They are an is an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.