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Useful Links

 Useful links


BLISS, the premature and sick baby charity, is dedicated to ensuring that more babies survive, have the best possible quality of life and that their parents and families get the support they need.

The Lullaby Trust

Safer sleep for babies, support for families. The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families

Contact a Family

Contact a family is a database of useful information for families and health professionals about a wide variety of disorders, including rare genetic disorders and congenital abnormalities. They can provide links to parent support groups for specific conditions.

La Leche League International

The La Leche League International's mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

National Childbirth Trust

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.


NHS.uk is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about you and your family's health.

Medala Breastfeeding support

The amazing science of mother’s milk. Free ebook, videos and articles about breast milk.


Transforming healthcare for babies, their mothers and families in the UK.

Multiple Births Foundation (MBF)

Support and information for families with twins and higher multiple births, and information for professionals.

SANDS - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

SANDS is a charitable organisation that provides support to bereaved parents who have had a stillborn baby or a baby who has died soon after birth.

Kicks Count

Kicks Count is a UK registered charity that aims to lower the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of your baby’s movements in pregnancy.

Gov.UK – Maternity Benefits 

A detailed guide.

UK Government Register Offices

How and where to register a birth.