Links

The main links page which include review of the sites can be found at reviewed links. We currently do not have reviews of the websites below, but hope that we will be able to provide these soon.
We would be pleased to recieve both suggestions of links to include and further reviews of links. Please email webmistress@aims.org.uk

These links are to external sites; AIMS has no control over the content of such sites, and does not necessarily endorse any views expressed in them.

Childbirth

Active Birth Centre
UK business providing information and products to help parents make informed choices. Specialists in waterbirth and Active Birth classes.

AIMS Ireland
www.aimsireland.com

The Pregnancy and Parents Centre, Edinburgh
A registered charity that works with parents-to-be, families and local communities. We offer friendship, information and a wide variety of classes and activities to support you through pregnancy and early parenthood.
www.pregnancyandparents.org.uk

Caesarean Birth and VBAC Information
Information about caesarean birth and VBAC. Articles, reading list, birth stories, scar pictures and more.
www.caesarean.org.uk

Hypnobirthing
Page providing details of UK Hypnobirthing teachers listed by The HypnoBirthing Centre
http://www.thehypnobirthingcentre.co.uk/14.html

Hypnobirthing
Page providing details of UK Hypnobirthing teachers registered with the The HypnoBirthing Institute
http://www.hypnobirthing.co.uk/hypnobirthing_classes.shtml

Jessicas Trust
Puerperal sepsis is still a major cause of maternal death in the UK. Jessica Palmer died of puerperal sepsis in June 2004, at 34 years old, six days after the uncomplicated birth of her second child. The organisation would like every parent, every midwife and every doctor to know that puerperal sepsis is still a very real threat to a mother's life.
www.jessicastrust.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust
Antenatal education and postnatal support for UK parents.
www.nct.org.uk www.nctshop.co.uk for NCT sales website

Midwifery

Midwife archives at Gentlebirth.org
Information and forums for midwives. Has an "alternative" health content.
www.gentlebirth.org/archives/

MIDIRS - Midwives' Information and Resource Service
www.midirs.org

Independent Midwives Association
www.independentmidwives.org.uk

Maternity and the Newborn
A forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, for the discussion of issues at the cutting edge of pregnancy, birth, and care of the newborn.
www.motherhood.org.uk

Birth in Angus
The web site of the North Angus Community Maternity Unit.
www.birthinangus.org.uk

General Health and Medical Sites

British Medical Journal
www.bmj.com

The Lancet
www.thelancet.com

Medscape
Plenty of information and a good searchable database with links to Medline, but articles tend to be very conservative, with little support for 'alternative' approaches.
www.medscape.com

The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Index
Teams of subject specialists review research in an effort to support evidence-based healthcare. Again, tends to be very conservative.
www.nelh.nhs.uk/cochrane.asp

The Healthcare Commission
Promotes improvement in the quality of NHS and independent healthcare in England, and is known as the health watchdog.
www.healthcarecommission.org.uk

 

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