UK Lay Organisations, Groups and Web sites

The Active Birth Centre

Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)

Birth Choice UK

Doula UK

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international (DPPi)

Home Birth Reference Suite


Positive Birth Movement

Sheila Kitzinger

Breastfeeding Support

Association of Breasfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding Network

La Leche League

Issue Related Organisations, Groups and Web sites

Birth Trauma Association

Group B Strep Support

The Miscarriage Association

Pelvic Partnership

Trauma and Birth Stress - PTSD after childbirth

Breech Baby

UK Midwifery Organisations, Groups and Web sites

Association of Radical Midwives (ARM)

Independent Midwife Association (IMUK)

Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

Non UK Organisations, Groups and Web sites


International Cesarean Awareness Network

Medical Organisations, Groups and Web sites

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

NHS Choice - Pregnancy and Baby

Many of these journal websites charge for the full text of their articles, but most will allow you to search them and read abstracts. Public libraries should be able to get copies of articles for you, but you are likely to have to pay a fee. Many university libraries are very happy for you to use their facilities, including photocopiers which tend to cost about 5p per sheet, but you can read for free. It may be worth ring to check the situation and opening times, which are often very much longer during term times.

British Journal of Midwifery

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The British Medical Journal (BMJ)

The Lancet

Midwifery Today

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Journal of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)


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