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Information and Support: Pregnancy related issues

If you or someone you know has been affected by issues with pregnancy, the following organisations may be able to help. Care during pregnancy would be led by a healthcare professional such as your GP or Midwife.

NHS Advice on Pregnancy

Health and Wellbeing in Pregnancy

Kicks Count

Kicks Count provides a pregnancy information guide for expectant mums and dads focussing on baby movement monitoring and a range of support options.

Visit the Kicks Count website

NCT

NCT provides accurate, impartial information on all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood including help with feeding.

Helpline: 0300 330 0700

Visit the NCT website

Pregnancy Sickness Support

Pregnancy Sickness Support provides information and support for women suffering any degree of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and for their partners. An online forum is available.

Visit the Pregnancy Sickness Support website

Tommy's

Tommy's provides a free information service that educates all parents-to-be about health in pregnancy, plus bereavement support for anyone who has experienced a pregnancy loss.

Phone: 0800 0147 800

Visit the Tommy's website

Twins Trust

Twins Trust help parents to meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.

Phone: 0800 138 0509

Visit the Twins Trust website

Tiny Tickers

Tiny Tickers offer the support and information on the detection, care and treatment of babies with serious heart conditions.

Phone: 0300 102 1508

Visit the Tiny Tickers website

Antenatal Results and Choices

Antenatal Results and Choices

Antenatal Results and Choices offers non-directive information and support to parents throughout antenatal testing and when a problem is suspected or diagnosed in their unborn baby.

Phone: 0207 713 7486 (Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm)

Visit the ARC website

Contraception, Sexual Health and Teenage Pregnancy

One You

Information about sexual health from Public Health England

If you would like to talk to someone about a sexual health issue, you can call the national sexual health helpline. Your call will be treated with sensitivity and in strict confidence.

Phone: 0300 123 7123 (weekdays 9am-8pm)

Visit the NHS website

Brook

Brook provides sexual health services and advice for all young people under 25 at their services around the UK. Ask Brook offers interactive text and webchat services.

Visit Brook's website

Sex Worth Talking About

Sex Worth Talking About is a website that provides straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with contraception and sexual health, including Teen talk, a section specially designed for young people.

Visit the NHS website

Naz Project London

Naz Project London (NPL) provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to selected Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in London.

Phone: 020 8741 1879, Mon-Fri9.30am-5.30pm)

Visit the Naz Project website

Sexual Health Scotland

Sexual Health Scotland offers advice on sexual health issues including STDs, sex and relationships, contraception and pregnancy. The website contains a postcode search facility to find your nearest sexual health clinic

Phone: 0800 22 44 88

Visit the Sexual Health Scotland website

Informing Choices NI

Informing Choices NI provide a confidential sexual health helpline which offers information and support across a range of sexual health issues including access to abortion. They also provide a pregnancy choices and post pregnancy counselling service.

Phone: 028 9031 6100

Visit Informing Choices NI's website

Contraception advice from the NHS

Visit NHS information website

The Mix

The Mix provide non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on a variety of issues including mental wellbeing, sex & relationships, exam stress, money, drugs and self-harm.

Webchat available.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Visit The Mix website

Adoption

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by adoption issues, the following organisations may be able to help.

Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) UK

Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) UK provide support and guidance to people interested in adoption.

Visit the CVAA website

Barnardo's

Barnardo's provide a range of fostering and adoption services and can also offer help and support to someone trying to trace their birth family.

Phone: 0800 0277 280

Visit the Barnardo's website

First4Adoption

First4Adoption provides information to anyone interested in adopting a child in England and can also put you in touch with adoption agencies in your area.

Phone: 0300 222 0022

Visit the First4Adoption website

Scotland's Adoption Register

Scotland's Adoption Register website provides information on the adoption process in Scotland and offers a search facility for recognised agencies.

Visit Scotland's Adoption Register website

Health and Social Care (HSC) Adoption & Fostering

Health and Social Care (HSC) Adoption & Fostering recruit and support foster carers and adopters across the five HSC Trusts in Northern Ireland.

Phone: 0800 072 0137

Visit the Health and Social Care (HSC) Adoption & Fostering website

The National Adoption Service

The National Adoption Service provides information on all aspects of adoption across Wales.

Visit The National Adoption Service website

Abortion

NHS information about abortion in England, Scotland and Wales

Visit the NHS website

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

British Pregnancy Advisory Service is an independent healthcare charity caring for women and couples who decide to end a pregnancy, or are considering adoption.

Phone: 03457 30 40 30

Visit the British advisory Service website

Advice on abortion in Northern Ireland

Informing Choices NI

Informing Choices NI provide a confidential sexual health helpline which offers information and support across a range of sexual health issues including access to abortion. They also provide a pregnancy choices and post pregnancy counselling service.

Phone: 028 9031 6100

Visit Informing Choices NI's website

Abortion Support Network

Abortion Support Network provides advice on travelling for abortion, financial assistance towards the costs, and, where needed and where possible, accommodation in volunteer homes.

Visit the Abortion Support Network website

Pre and Postnatal Illness

PANDAS

PANDAS (Pre And Postnatal Depression Advice And Support) offers advice and support to individuals and their families across the UK suffering pre and postnatal illnesses.

Phone: 0808 1961 776

Visit the PANDAS website

Association For Post-Natal Illness

Association For Post-Natal Illness offers support and information for women suffering with post-natal illness and have a network of volunteers who have themselves been affected.

Phone: 020 7386 0868 (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm)

Visit the Association For Post-Natal Illness website

Action on Postpartum Psychosis

Action on Postpartum Psychosis offers information and web resources for women who have experienced Puerperal (or Post-Partum) Psychosis, their families and health professionals.

Visit the Action on Postpartum Psychosis website

Infertility

Fertility Network UK

Fertility Network UK offers information, advice and support for anyone suffering from infertility related problems.

Visit the Fertility Network UK

NHS advice and information about infertility
Visit the NHS website

Premature Birth, Miscarriage and Still Birth

Bliss

Bliss provides care and support for all babies born too soon, too small and too sick and their families.

Visit the Bliss website

Miscarriage Association

Miscarriage Association offers support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy.Phone: 01924 200799 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)

Visit the Miscarriage Association website

Sands

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby that has died before, during, or shortly after birth and offer telephone support and online message boards
Phone: 0808 164 3332

Visit the Sands website

Tommy's

Tommy's provides a free information service that educates all parents-to-be about health in pregnancy, plus bereavement support for anyone who has experienced a pregnancy loss.

Phone: 0800 0147 800

Visit the Tommy's website

Child Bereavement

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Phone: 0800 02 888 40

Visit the Child Bereavement UK website

The Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.

Phone: 0800 282 986 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Visit The Child Death Helpline

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends offer support, understanding and comfort to bereaved siblings and parents after the death of a child, of any age, from any cause.

Phone: 0345 123 2304 (daily 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm)
Northern Ireland: 028 8778 8016 (daily 10am-4pm and 7pm-9.30pm)

Visit The Compassionate Friends website

Sands

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby that has died before, during, or shortly after birth and offer telephone support and online message boards
Phone: 0808 164 3332

Visit the Sands website

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish provides of services to bereaved children, young people and their families and offer practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.

Phone: 08088 020 021

Visit Winston's Wish website