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I am happy to use this space to share some of the resources and information that I found extremely helpful and inspiring during pregnancy, and I hope you may find them useful too. There are of course many more and I invite you to do your own research and find new and interesting resources.

AIMS - The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) supports women in during pregnancy and birth, and provides unbiased information about maternity choices. An incredible helpful source of information so you can take evidence based decisions.

Positive Birth Movement - A global network that aims to challenge the epidemic of negativity and fear that surrounds modern birth, and help change birth for the better.

Birth Without Fear - A blog that provides support to women and their families through their trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth and post-partum journeys.

Sara Wickham - A website created by a midwife, speaker, author and researcher, providing information, articles and blog posts related to birth and midwifery.

La Leche League GB - A non-profit organisation that provides mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding from pregnancy onwards.

Midwife Thinking - A blog written by an Australian midwife and lecturer, which aims to stimulate thinking and share knowledge, evidence and views on birth and midwifery.

Spinning Babies - A website that provides a holistic approach to fetal positioning throughout pregnancy and birth.

Homebirth UK - A website that offers information and references for those families considering a home birth.

Evidence Based Birth - A website that offers evidence-based information on pregnancy and birth related topics.

Bliss - A British charity that offers emotional and practical support to empower families of babies born premature or sick and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to provide the best possible care to their baby.

Bumi Sehat Foundation - A non-profit organisation founded by the amazing Robin Lim, which provides health services free of charge for pregnant women and children under the age of five in Indonesia.

Every Mother Counts - A non-profit organisation founded by Christy Turlington Burns, dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother and to raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.


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In Edinburgh

I believe in community and peer support and I am proud to enable you to get in touch with some of my amazing colleagues; professionals who specialise in different areas of pregnancy and birth in Edinburgh.

Positive Birth Scotland - Gemma Nealon is a practising midwife who offers excellent Natal Hypnotherapy and Birth Preparation workshops in Edinburgh.

PPC - The Pregnancy and Parents Centre is a unique non-profit organisation which offers a space for parents-to-be and families in Edinburgh.

Karla Napier - A wonderful breastfeeding advisor and lactation consultant with 25 years of experience, based in Edinburgh.

Positive Birth Movement - Edinburgh & The Lothians - The local branch of the Positive Birth Movement. They hold monthly meetings in Edinburgh and West Lothian for anyone with an interest in birth.

Napiers Clinic Edinburgh - A clinic that offers consultations with qualified, trained practitioners across a wide variety of herbal medicine and complementary therapies. They also offer a low income clinic for all of their treatments.

La Leche League Edinburgh - This is the local LLL group. They hold various monthly meetings at the PPC.

Claire Houston Baby Massage - Claire Houston is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage. She teaches 5 week courses in Baby Massage, runs Dads classes and offers one to one sessions.

Anilorak Photography - Karolina is a maternity, newborn and baby photographer based in Edinburgh. Her style is very clean and simple, focusing on the baby and their features, without the distraction of many props and colours.