Here is a list of links and resources for a variety of national and local services. This is by no means an exhaustive list so if you are looking for something specific please get in touch with us via the Contact form and we can signpost you.
Free Resources and Groups
AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services) provides information and support. Do also take a look at their publications: www.aims.org.uk
NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care: www.nice.org.uk/guidance
NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING HELPLINE
Phone line: 0300 100 0212
ABM (Association of Breastfeeding Mothers)
Phone line 0300 350 5453
Home Birth Norfolk
A welcoming support group for families in Norfolk who are considering, planning or have had a home birth. We hold meet ups in a variety of locations around Norfolk. Feel free to follow the Facebook Page for helpful info and updates and do join the Facebook Group community.
Norwich Sling Library
A free drop in Library session run by fully trained babywearing consultants and volunteer peer supporters. The main library session is at Lakenham Sea Scouts Hut, Norwich on the second Thursday of the month, and a pop-up session at the Norwich Playhouse Bar (Piano Room), Norwich on the fourth Thursday.
LOCAL NORFOLK RESOURCES DURING COVID-19
During the Covid-19 Crisis there are many local businesses that are aiming to provide as much help, support and group social support online. Below I have listed some of what is on offer for remote support.
Please check back regularly to keep up to date with our efforts.
Normal face to face services will resume as soon as it is safe and possible
PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
HOME BIRTH NORFOLK – A welcoming support group for families in Norfolk who are considering, planning or have had a home birth. Monthly meet ups will be via zoom or facebook group for the time being. www.facebook.com/pg/homebirthnorfolk
YOUR TINY HUMAN HUB – Friendly, supportive hub for parent to be. Information, support, laughs and friendship. www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyHumanVillage/
SIOBHÁN RIDLEY – I offer a full range of remote support from birth preparation to distance doulaing through birth and beyond. I can be your Doula in your pocket for all your womb to world distance care. Find me at:
SHAUNA TATE – As a doula and maternity nurse (and student with work moving online!) I’d be very happy to consider supporting families on a last minute “if I can, I will” basis.
Please just get in touch, if I can’t help I can help find someone who can. Whether that’s paid or in kindness.
Hypnobirthing & Antenatal:
SIOBHÁN RIDLEY – Offering a full range of remote support from birth preparation to distance doulaing through birth and beyond. I can be your Doula in your pocket for all your womb to world distance care. The full 12 hour Birthing Programme – Hypnobirthing has gone remote. Learn over zoom.
EMILY HOUSEMAN – Emily is a local midwife who offers women and their partners classes and support from conception through to pregnancy, labour and beyond. She has online Imagery classes which focus on guidance at different stages of your journey combined with imagery visualisation exercises to focus, relax and go deeper into your journey. The exercises have been developed specifically for the four stages of childbearing (conception, pregnancy, labour, postnatal) and help to integrate mind, body and heart. Emily is also a Hypnobirth teacher, and does private courses for couples. See her website for more details: www.emilyhousman.com
WELL FIT MUMMA – Physio guides Pregnancy Yoga x 2 live streamed/ prerecorded a week plus Postnatal Empowered Mumma online course starts 6th April ( special half price cost of £90 ) for x 1 physio guided core restore class , x 1 functional fitness (mummy fit ) plus one mega chill out yoga / meditation session a week ? plus loads of physio tips for women who are in the postnatal period . www.wellfitmumma.co.uk
Pelvic Floor and Physical Recovery
WELL FIT MUMMA – Postnatal Empowered Mumma online course starts 6th April ( special half price cost of £90 ) for x 1 physio guided core restore class , x 1 functional fitness ( mummy fit ) plus one mega chill out yoga / meditation session a week ?plus loads of physio tips for women who are in the postnatal period . www.wellfitmumma.co.uk
ALICE HOUSEMAN – Hypopressives – 8 week supported online programme for deep core, pelvic floor & postnatal recovery using Hypopressives. More details at www.alicehousman.co.uk or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
NO MILK LIKE MAMAS – No Milk Like Mama’s has an online community of peer support and is an admin member of the online IBCLC led support group created to support families during the coronavirus pandemic (links available on website or social media pages).
During the coronovirus pandemic No Milk Like Mama’s continues to offer online consultation for both Breastfeeding and Sleep Support. Please see our website for more information or email to book support.
ANN CHARLES (doula and babywearing) – Offering babywearing consults over Skype (email@example.com – paid service).
NORWICH SLING LIBRARY – Offering Virtual Library over Skype (Free – £5, depending on what you need), with postal hire options (paid) – see Norwich Sling Library for details. Emma from Norwich Sling Library also offers private babywearing consults.