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Extra Support

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For additional support there are lots of resources available

Mother and baby resources

Birth Rights – help, advice and resources to promote human rights in birth
http://www.birthrights.org.uk/
Best Beginnings – resources and information, including the Baby Buddy app.
https://bestbeginnings.org.uk/
Bliss – a charity for premature and sick babies with information, resources and a helpline.
https://www.bliss.org.uk/
Maternity Action – information and advice about rights at work, maternity leave, breastfeeding with a Free Maternity Rights Action Line.
https://www.maternityaction.org.uk/
Positive Birth Movement – find a local Positive Birth Group, along with resources and a blog
https://www.positivebirthmovement.org/
Pregnant then screwed – legal advice, mentoring and live events about rights for mothers.
http://pregnantthenscrewed.com/

Maternal Mental Health Resources

Association of Postnatal Illness – advice, support and helpline/live chat
https://apni.org/
Cultural, Health and Wellbeing Alliance – an organisation that promotes cultural engagement and participation to support health and wellbeing
https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/
Heads Together – a campaign to tackle the stigma of mental health
https://www.headstogether.org.uk/get-support/
Hub of Hope – find mental health support services in your local area
https://hubofhope.co.uk/
International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy – information, research and networking
http://ifwip.org/
Maternal Mental Health Alliance – information for mothers and professionals, with help to find sup- port locally
https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/
Pandas Foundation – pre and postnatal depression support for mothers
http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

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