Below are some useful resources and sources of information regarding pregnancy and birth as well as some local businesses who can help to make your pregnancy even more enjoyable.
AIMS The Association of Improvements in the Maternity Services. A vast resource of factual information & scientific research. They provide telephone advice & sell a variety of downloadable leaflets to cover all your birthing concerns.
Spinning Babies Advice to help get baby into position for birth and help to support a normal, natural, childbirth. Very useful if baby is currently presenting as breach, back to back etc
Doula UK For a list of Doulas working in the UK.
Birthrights Working to improve women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth. By promoting awareness of their right to human rights.
Which? Birth Choice UK This is a tool to help you decide where to give birth. Review your maternity options, get advice and find local places that suit your needs.
Home Birth Information about home birth, for anyone who is considering a home birth, or just wants to know more.
Sara Wickham Dr Sara Wickham’s website is a personal favourite of mine for up to date birth research.
Lapis Lizard – I discovered bump painting during my second pregnancy and enjoyed it so much that during my third pregnancy I booked Gita not once, but twice! Truly pushing the boat out, Gita then cast my bump as well. Gita and I have since become firm friends, she is a truely lovely lady & a talented artist.
Puddle Ducks Aquanatal – I struggled to find an easily accessible aqua natal class in the Oxford area, until I found Puddle Ducks. Their courses are fun, relaxing and lovely exercise.
Espina Chiropractic – Tamsyn Lay in Fifield is a must see during pregnancy. She is highly skilled, enthusiastic, warmhearted and a whizz with pelvic girdle pain and any post-birth niggles. As a McTimony Chiropractor, Tamsyn’s skills are recommended for late pregnancy by Katherine Graves, in The Hypnobirthing Book.