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Active Birth Centre

25 Bickerton Road
London
N19

Tel:   020 7482 5554
Web:   www.activebirthcentre.com

Information and classes on non-mechanised childbirth at home or in hospital.

APEC (Action on Pre-eclampsia)

84-88 Pinner Road
Harrow
Middlesex
HA1 4HZ

Tel:   020 84274217
Email:   info@apec.org.uk
Web:   www.apec.org.uk

Information and advice for women at risk or affected by pre-eclampsia.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

PO Box 207,
Bridgwater.
Somerset.
TA6 7YT

Tel:   020 7813 1481
Web:   http://abm.me.uk/contact/

24 hour telephone advice service. Runs support groups (babies welcome).

Association for Postnatal Illness

25 Jerdan Place
London
SW6 1BE

Tel:   020 7386 0868
Web:   www.apni.org

Advice to those women with postnatal depression on how to cope, given by those who have suffered from it themselves.

Birth Crisis Helpline

Tel: 01865 300266

BLISS the premature baby charity

68 South Lambeth Road
London
SW8 1RL

Tel:   0870 7700 337
Freephone Helpline:   0500 618 140
Web:   www.bliss.org.uk

Parent support network providing emotional and practical support to the families of babies who need intensive or special care. BLISS is dedicated to making sure that more babies born prematurely or sick at birth survive and that each has the best possible quality of life.

Breastfeeding Network Supporterline

Tel.: 0870 900 8787

British Acupuncture Council

63 Jeddow Road
London
W12 9HQ

Tel:   020 8735 0400
Web:   www.acupuncture.org.uk

Can provide a list of qualified practitioners.

British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering

Skyline House
220 Union Street
London
SE1 0LX

Tel:   020 7593 2000

Advice on adoption and fostering.

Britsh DSP Support Group

Head Office
2 Chapel Place
Ramsgate
Kent
CT11 9RY

Tel:   01843 587356

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Austy Manor
Wootton Wawen
Solihull
West Midlands
B95 6BX

Tel:   08457 30 40 30

Advice and counselling on termination, female sterilisation and vasectomy.

Brook

421 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London
NW5 1TL

Tel:   0171 284 6040
Web:   www.brook.org.uk

Advice and information on contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling for young people up to age 25.

CHILD

Charter House
3 St. Leonard's Road
Bexhill-on-sea
East Sussex
TN40 1JA

Tel:   01424 732361

Self-help organisation offering information and support to people coping with the problems of infertility and childlessness.

Cry-sis

London WC1N 3XX

Tel:   0171 404 5011
Helpline    020 7404 5011(8am - 11pm)
Web:   http://www.our-space.co.uk/

Help and support for parents whose children cry excessively, have a sleep problem or have temper tantrums or other behaviour difficulties.

Diabetes UK

10 Queen Anne Street
London
W1M 0BD

Tel:   020 7323 1531
Web:   www.diabetes.org.uk

Advice for pregnant women with diabetes.

Down's Syndrome Association

155 Mitcham Road
London
SW17 9PG

Tel:   020 8682 4001
Web:   www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Information, advice and support for families with a member affected by Down's Syndrome.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Maternity Unit,
Hillingdon Hospital
Pield Heath Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 3NN

Tel:   01895 238 025
Web:   www.ectopic.org

Family Planning Association

2-12 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9FP

Tel:   020 7837 5432
FPA Contraceptive Helpline   0845 310 1334
Web:   www.fpa.org.uk

Foresight

28 The Paddock
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 1XD

Tel:   01483 427839
Web:   www.foresight-preconception.org.uk

Advice on pre-conceptual care, recurrent miscarriage and infertility. Offers private health checks and dietary advice.

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

Artillery House
11-19 Artillery Row
London
SW1P 1RT

Tel:   020 7222 8001
24 hour helpline:   020 7233 2090
Web:   www.sids.org.uk/

Support and information for parents bereaved by sudden infant death, and support with any subsequent babies. Produce infant care guidance card including symptoms of serious illnesses to watch out for in babies.

Genetic Interest Group

Unit 4d, Leroy House,
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
England

Tel:   020 7704 3141
Web:   www.gig.org.uk

Information about genetic disorders.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Paxton House
30 Artillery Lane
London
E1 7LS

Tel:   020 7377 5077
Web:   www.hfea.gov.uk

Regulates, licences and collects data on fertility treatments such as IVF and Donor insemination

Independent Midwives Association

1 The Great Quarry
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3XN

Tel:   01483 821104
Web:   www.independentmidwives.org.uk/

Free advice to women thinking about a home birth. Offers full care to women who book with them for home births. Fees vary.

Institute of Complementary Medicine

PO Box 194
London
SE16 7QZ

Tel:   0171 237 5165

A charity providing information on complementary medicine and referrals to qualified practitioners or helpful organisations.

ISSUE The National Fertility Association

114 Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1SZ

Tel:   01922 722888
Web:   www.issue.co.uk

Information and support for infertile couples, who are members of the association.

La Leche League

BM 3424
London
WC1N 3XX

Tel:   020 7242 1278

Help and information on breastfeeding and personal counselling to mothers having problems.

Life

Life House
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa
Warwicks
CV32 4EA

Tel:   01926 421587
Web:   www.lifeuk.org

Charity offering information and advice on pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth.

Maternity Alliance

45 Beech Street
London
EC2P 2LX

Tel:   020 7588 8582

Information on all aspects of maternity services, rights at work and benefits for families.

Miscarriage Association

Clayton Hospital
Northgate
Wakefield
WF1 3JS

Tel:   01924 200799

Information, advice and support.

Multiple Births Association

Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital
Goldhawk Road
London W6

Tel:   0181 748 4666
Web:   www.lifeuk.org www.multiplebirths.org.uk

Advice and training to identify prevent or limit the problems experienced by multiple births families.

National Childbirth Trust

Alexandra House
Oldham Terrace
London
WC3 6NH

Tel:   020 8992 8637

National charity with branches throughout the UK. Runs antenatal classes and offers help with breastfeeding. Provides information for parents with disabilities or medical conditions.

NHS Direct - National Health Information Service

Freephone: 0845 4647 (24hrs a day)

Parentline

North and West Essex
12 Stortford Road
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1DA

Tel:   01371 879966

Voluntary self-help organisation offering confidential support to parents under stress.

Parentline Plus

Endway House
The Endway
Hadleigh
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2AN

Tel:   0808 8002222

Voluntary self-help organisation offering confidential support to parents under stress.

Parents Anonymous

6-9 Manor Gardens
London N7 6LA

Tel:   0171 263 8918

Telephone helpline for parents under stress who feel they can't cope or might abuse their children.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Network

Women's health
52 Featherstone Street
London
EC1Y 8RT

Tel:   020 7251 6580
Web:   www.womenshealthlondon.org.uk

Information about PID.

Pre-Eclampsia Society (PETS)

8 Southend Road
Hockley
Essex
SS5 4QQ

Tel:   01702 205088
Web:   www.dawnjames.clara.net

Advice and support groups for women suffering with pre-eclampsia.

Pregnancy Advisory Service

11-13 Charlotte Street
London
W1P 1HD

Tel:   0171 637 8962

Donor insemination service. Also advice and medical help for unwanted pregnancy, emergency contraception and sterilisation.

Sainsbury's/Wellbeing Eating for Pregnancy Helpline

Tel: 01142 424084

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

28 Portland Place
London
W1N 3DE

Tel:   020 7436 5881
Web:   Members.aol.com/babyloss/sands.htm

Information and national network of support groups for bereaved parents.

Splashdown Water Birth Services

17 Wellington Terrace
Harrow-on-the -Hill
Middlesex
HA1 3EP

Tel:   020 8422 9308
Web:   www.splashdown.org.uk

Birth pools for hire.

TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association)

Harnott House
309 Chester Road
Little Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 1QQ

Tel:   0870 121 4000 or 0151 348 0020
Web:   www.tamba.org.uk

Self-help organisation for parents of twins, triplets or more.

Tommy's

Nicholas House
3 Laurence Pountney Hill
London
EC4R 0BB

Tel:   08707 70 70 70
Pregnancy Information Line:   0870 777 30 60
Email:   mailbox@tommys.org
Web:   www.tommys.org

Funds a national programme of pregnancy research and information. Tommy's provides information for parents, parents-to-be, health professionals and the general public, to help maximise the chance of having a healthy pregnancy.

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