Pregnancy to Childbirth

UPDATED: 15.10.2018
In this section you can find support for the following:
Pregnancy choices
Multiple births
Premature birth

For Miscarriage  Stillbirth support, please click here 



Emergency Contraception – Morning After Pill
NHS information on emergency contraception ( morning after pill) and where to get it.

British Pregnancy Advisory Service - BPAS
BPAS offer support information to assist women in making their own decisions on pregnancy.
Helpline: 03457 30 40 30 (lines open 24 hours) 

Marie Stopes International
Centres in the UK offer a range of services including abortion advice and help. Website includes a live chat service. 
Helpline: 0345 300 8090 (lines open 24 hours)

Brook offer support if you’re under 25 and think you might be pregnant. 
Ask Brook 24/7 always available online to answer your questions.

NHS – Teen Pregnancy Support
Information about teen pregnancy support.

Antenatal Results and Choices - ARC
ARC provide support to parents making difficult choices following antenatal tests for abnormalities.
Helpline: 0845 077 2290 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 10am - 5.30pm)

Spina Bifida
Information for parents when spina bifida has been detected during the mid-pregnancy scan.

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) 

Count The Kicks
Information for Mums, to give confidence throughout a pregnancy.

Pregnancy Over 40

Mumsnet  information for women embarking on motherhood later in life.

Offering support advice for sexual health and relationships.
Northern Ireland: 0345 122 8687 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Pre-Natal Paternity Test
NHS information on pre-natal paternity testing.

Stonewall: Pregnant Pause
Pregnant Pause Pregnant Pause is a downloadable guide for lesbians about pregnancy.

Maternity Action
Advice for concerns about your rights during pregnancy and after.
Adviceline: 0808 802 0029 (
lines open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11am – 2pm)

Ectopic Pregnancy
NHS information on ectopic pregnancy.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Support information for ectopic pregnancy.

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)

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

Obesity and Pregnancy
NHS information about obesity in pregnancy.


NHS information on Pre-eclampsia.


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


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.

Which? Birth Choice
Online advice for choices of where to give birth. 

Doula UK
Supporting women and their families during pregnancy and childbirth, to find a doula in your area visit the website.

The Baby Centre

Information about recovery after a C section. 

Baby and Pregnancy 
Information about special care babies and neonatal units. 


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

Net Mums
Online membership organisation with support on all aspects of being a Mum.

Multiple Births
NHS information about multiple births. 

Tamba provide support to families of twins, triplets and more; helplines are staffed by parents of multiples.
Twinline: 0800 138 0509 (lines open 10am - 1pm and 7pm - 10pm) 

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
Information about TTTS, a possible complication of a multiple pregnancy. 

Twins UK
Offering support advice to anyone expecting or with twins or triplets.

Bliss support parents of babies born prematurely. 
Helpline: 0808 801 0322 (
lines open Monday - Friday 10am – 12noon & Monday - Wednesday 7pm-9pm)

24 Weeks Plus
Information for parents of premature babies. 

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)

House of Light – PND support
Support and information for women affected by Post Natal Depression and their families.
Helpline: 0800 043 2031 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)


APP –Post partum Psychosis

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

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority - HFEA
Information for anyone having or considering fertility treatment, including details about clinics and costs.
Information: 020 7291 8200 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Fertility Network UK
Offering support to anyone affected by infertility.  

NHS – Infertility Costs
Information for NHS infertility treatment and costs.



Surrogacy Information
Information on surrogacy.

Surrogacy – Government information  
Government information on the legal rights of parents and surrogates.

Surrogacy UK

Membership organisation for ‘intended parents’ and surrogates who reside in the UK.

A voluntary surrogacy organisation, offering support to surrogates and intended parents.