Looking for some Pregnancy Information? Start here for a list of useful pregnancy resources...
Pregnancy is a time of great joy and wonder for the majority of women although for many it is often unplanned and comes as something of a shock. However, it's worth bearing in mind that even planned pregnancies can cause some surprise!
The best thing to do before getting pregnant and as soon as possible afterwards is to seek out reliable and useful sources of pregnancy information.
This may mean visiting your local library to pick up some pregnancy books or a trip to the local bookstore. It may mean asking your gp for some leaflets or asking friends and family for advice.
It can also mean visiting your local family planning clinic, reading up about pregnancy online and joining any one or more of the online pregnancy forums currently available.
Locally you may also find that there are pre-natal classes being run by your health board or by private individuals. Make sure you ask around though before splashing out as word of mouth can be the best recommendation of all.
Below is a list of pregnancy information sources which you may find useful.
You can also submit your pregnancy information site here for inclusion on this page.
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Runs a helpline and a forum on their website
Helpline: 08444 122 949
Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)
Information about all aspects of maternity care for parents and professionals.
Tel: 0870 765 1433
Information on birth options and where to have your baby.
Supporterline: 0844 412 4664
Breastfeeding Mums Forums
Forums about Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding, Babies... and everything in between!
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Information about emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and what to do next.
Actionline: 0845 730 4030
General enquiries: 0870 365 5050
Helpline for information and advice on pregnancy, and abortion counselling.
Tel: 0800 028 2228
Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Facts on fertility and the quest to become pregnant.
La Leche League (GB)
Offers free, confidential information, counselling and support for women contemplating abortion, suffering after pregnancy loss or struggling to cope after abortion.
Helpline: 0800 915 4600
Text-to-Talk: 07786 200 330
National Childbirth Trust
Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA)
Twinline: 0800 138 0509
Tel: 0870 770 3305
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