Pregnancy and Childbirth

UPDATED: 20.06.2024
In this section you can find support for the following:
- Childbirth
- Multiple births
- Pregnancy
- Premature birth
- Post Natal Depression and Perinatal Mental Health

Further support is available on the Miscarriage and Stillbirth support page and Fertility Concerns and Family Choices support pag


Group B Streptococcus - GBS Infection 

Information and support for early and late onset Streptococcal B Infection in new born babies.

NHS - Birthmarks 

NHS information on the different types of birthmarks that may be visible at birth or soon after.

NHS - Caesarean Information 

Information about recovery after a C section.

NHS - Start4Life 

Tailored e-mails and text messages on pregnancy and baby development and the option to sign up for Start4Life Information Service for Parents.


Information and support for families affected by Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy HIE. Also called birth asphyxia, HIE can cause injury to the brain.
Support Line: 0800 987 5422 (lines open 9am – 5pm)
Email: info@peeps-hie.org 

Which? Birth Choice 

Online advice for choices of where to give birth.

Multiple Births 

NHS - Multiple Births 

NHS information about multiple births.

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) 

Information about TTTS, a possible complication of a multiple pregnancy. 

Twins Trust 

Twins Trust provide support to families of twins, triplets and more; helplines are staffed by parents of multiples.
Email: enquiries@twinstrust.org  


Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation 

Information for anyone affected by ectopic pregnancy, with FAQ’s in a number of languages.
Helpline: 0845 070 4636 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: info@theepf.org

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust 

Support information for ectopic pregnancy. 

Kicks Count 

Information for Mums, to give confidence throughout a pregnancy.

Maternity Action 

Advice for concerns about your rights during pregnancy and after. 
Adviceline: National support 0808 802 0029 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm, closed Wednesday), for regional support information, check website.

Mumsnet - Pregnancy Over 40 

Mumsnet information for women embarking on motherhood later in life.

NHS - Alcohol and Pregnancy 

NHS information on the dangers of alcohol use in pregnancy. 

NHS - Down’s Syndrome Testing 

NHS information on testing for Down’s Syndrome in pregnancy. 

NHS - Ectopic Pregnancy 

NHS information on ectopic pregnancy.

NHS - Gestational Diabetes 

NHS information on diabetes in pregnancy, it’s effects and treatment.

NHS - Hyperemesis-gravidarum (Severe vomiting) 

Information on severe vomiting in pregnancy.

NHS - Illegal Drug Use in Pregnancy 

NHS information on managing drug use when pregnant.

NHS - Obesity and Pregnancy 

NHS information about obesity in pregnancy.

NHS – Placenta complications  

NHS information on complications that can affect the placenta during pregnancy or childbirth. These complications are not common.

NHS - Pre-eclampsia 

NHS information on Pre-eclampsia. 

NHS - Pre-Natal Paternity Test 

NHS information on pre-natal paternity testing. 

NHS – Teen Pregnancy Support 

Information about teen pregnancy support.

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - Cervical Stitch 

Information for patients on having a cervical stitch – also called cervical cerclage.


Download information on women and stroke including risk factors of stroke during pregnancy.

The National Childbirth Trust 

NCT offer information and advice about pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care to parents and parents-to-be.
Helpline: 0300 33 00 700 (lines open 8am - midnight)

Premature Birth


Bliss support parents of babies born prematurely.
Email: hello@bliss.org.uk 


Information about special care babies and neonatal units.


Tommy’s offer information about premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth; midwife can be contacted on the helpline.
Helpline: 0800 0147 800 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: midwife@tommys.org 

Post Natal Depression and Perinatal Mental Health

APP – Postpartum Psychosis 

Information and support on Postpartum Psychosis a severe, but treatable form of mental illness that may occur after a birth.

Association for Post Natal Illness - APNI 

Offering support for post-natal depression.
Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am – 2pm)

Birth Trauma Association 

Peer support for women who have experienced a traumatic birth. 

House of Light – PND support 

Providing support and information to women affected by Post Natal Depression and their families.
Helpline: 0800 043 2031 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: help@houseoflight.org.uk

Maternal Mental Health Alliance 

Aiming to ensure women and families affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to quality, comprehensive perinatal mental health care. 

Panda’s Foundation 

Providing support for pre and post natal depression.
Helpline: 0808 1961 776 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)