Useful Contacts
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ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)
A charity providing non-directive support and information to parents throughout the antenatal testing process.
Association for improvement in maternity services
They aim to promote natural births, provide independent support and information on maternity choices and raise awareness of maternity choices.
Association for Post Natal Illness
Support for mothers suffering from postnatal illness.
Birth Choice UK
Where you choose to have your baby and whom you choose to look after you in labour will affect the type of birth you have and the care you receive. This website explains your options and gives you some information to help you make those choices.
East Dulwich Mummy community website
This site provides local information for businesses and activities in East Dulwich, particularly aimed at parents and parents-to-be.
Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Provides information and support on all aspects ectopic pregnancy.
The Essential Guide to Acupuncture During Childbirth and Pregnancy
Explains how acupuncture and acupressure can be used during pregnancy and childbirth. Has useful dietary advice during pregnancy.
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Leading cot death charity working to prevent cot death and promote baby health to parents, carers and professionals.
The Miscarriage Association
Provides support for those who have suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy.
My Best Birth
Has positive birthing stories, including videos of births. Also has discussion forum
National Childbirth Trust
Information on pregnancy and babycare as well as antenatal classes, local support groups and nearly new sales.
NEST London
A unique, professional team of midwives and complementary therapists offering support to women and their families for fertility, during pregnancy and birth and the early years with your baby. The team operate from clinics in East Dulwich and surrounding areas, as well as offering home visits.
NHS Direct
Helpline and gateway to health information on the internet.

Selected Colleagues

Suzanne Goggin: Aromatherapy Pregnancy Massage in Crystal Palace
Suzanne offers a beautifully nurturing treatment combining therapeutic massage and a freshly made essential oil blend, this treatment brings about deep relaxation while improving circulation, easing aching muscles and helping prepare the body for birth. Suitable after 12 weeks. Suzanne is based in Crystal Palace. No home visits.
Kristin Hayward: Hypnobirthing
Kristin is an experienced hypnotherapist who runs very popular HypnoBirthing classes, teaching couples how to achieve safe, easy and very comfortable (often described as painfree!) childbirth. She also has produced a set of Hypnobirthing downloads. Based in Herne Hill, Harley Street and Clapham.
Katie Sedgewick: maternity reflexology and craniosacral therapy
Katie offers reflexology for many pregnant complaints. She recommends craniosacral therapy in particular for babies, especially following a traumatic birth. She is based in East Dulwich, Neal's Yard in Clapham Junction and Borough.
Tanya Shoop: Alexander Teacher
Tanya offers expert advice on posture through pregnancy to help ease and prevent backache and also to help baby positioning for birth. She is based in Brixton.
Jayne Russell: Nutrition and Baby Massage
Jayne offers nutrition advice throughout pregnancy. She is member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy and a registered Foresight Practitioner. She offers baby massage in small friendly classes based in Crystal Palace.
Paula Webb: Homeopathy
Paula offers homeopathy for pregnant women and children in Brixton. She provides a Birthing Guide and hire of her Birthing Remedy Kit.

Pilates, Yoga and Fitness

Barbara Mella: Yoga Teacher
Barbara offers pregnancy and postnatal yoga in Camberwell.
MuTu System
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Wendy of MuTu System says it "will re-connect, restore, re-align and strengthen the core muscles of your tummy and pelvic floor along with highly effective workouts, nutritional and lifestyle guides to lose fat, relaxing yoga and motivational techniques that give you everything you need to flatten your mummy tummy!"

Shopping for Baby

Beaming Baby
Organic and natural products recommended by NEST London - tried and tested!