Birth and Newborn Support
This is a not-for-profit platform, set up at the beginning of the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown, to provide support and advice for new and expectant mothers. We understand that the global medical community is stretched beyond capacity and the support of birth partners is being limited too. It’s such an important time for you to feel connected and secure, and we want to do all we can to help make that happen.
Here you will find video advice from experts and professionals from topics relating to birth, breastfeeding, post-natal nutrition, newborn health and more. Additionally, these experts have agreed to make themselves available via phone, video conference and/or Whatsapp to support you with anything you might need over the next few weeks.
More resources coming soon. Keep checking back.
National Breastfeeding Helpline (open every single day; 9:30am-9:30pm) – 0300 100 0212
NCT Helpline (open everyday from 8am to midnight) – 0300 330 0700
La Leche League Helpline (open everyday 8am-1pm) – 0345 120 2918
The Breastfeeding Network Helpline – 0300 100 0212
Geraldine Miskin, Breastfeeding Specialist and Founder of Miskin Maternity discusses all things breastfeeding; what to expect in the early days and how to know your baby is getting enough milk.
Preparing for Birth
Michaela Kalusová is a doula, pre and post natal psychology educator and a mother of 2 beautiful children. Studied birth for years and helps other mothers-to-be with hypnobirthing visualisations.
Fab health tips for new mums by Lucinda Miller! If you have a newborn baby, and you’re sore down below, having trouble breastfeeding, or have any other questions, Lucinda has the answers, as well as recommended products.
Ellie Bebbington, a maternity nurse and mother of 3 discusses her top tips for mother and baby during the first couple of days to weeks.
Nana has 20 years midwifery background and is a certified lactation consultant. In this video she shares her tips on newborn behaviour as a general guide and how to create structure in your newborn’s life from 2-4 weeks.
Raspreet Sagoo shares her three top tips for a healthy positive birthing experience through manifesting and reconditioning your body’s energy and environmental factors.
Maria Yasnova is a lactation consultant and discusses how to help you get the baby to take the breast with minimal discomfort.
Dr Sherina Jane Fernandes shares what action to take when newborns develop common complaints such as rashes, fevers, neonatal snuffles, sticky eye, coughs and more.
Dr Catherine Glass & Jemma Shafier from Doctor Care Anywhere share advice on how to spot and manage common post-pregnancy health issues.
Preparing for birth + beyond
Thando Zwane is birth Doula, postnatal Doula and carries out hypnobirthing courses. Helping mothers and their partners during Bump, Birth and Beyond.
Phuong, the kinesiologist, and Chris, the martial arts expert discusses how to reduce stress and anxiety during this tough time, as well as giving their top tips on how to stay relaxed as a new mother and father.
Preparing for birth
Harriet Turner, Senior Midwife, shares her top tips for navigating Covid-19 hospital policies for having a safe and positive birth.
Birth + Newborn Support
Simrat is a certified obstetrician and also a mother and mother-to-be; supporting mothers and mothers-to-be from a mother’s point of view.