The resources below have been produced by Homerton Hospital as well as by national organisations such as the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and NHS England plus charities and support groups such as Tommys and Maternity Action.
We hope you find them helpful. Your Midwife will be able to discuss any questions of concerns you might have. Please also take a look at our antenatal class films and slideshows for lots of Homerton specific information and support.
Healthy Start Vouchers
Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.
Government Guidance on your right to Maternity Leave, rights and pay including links to apply for a Sure Start grant and Maternity Allowance
Birthrights is dedicated to ensuring women receive the respect and dignity they deserve in pregnancy and childbirth
Labour and birth
Your Choice: Where to have your baby
Obstetric and Medical
After the birth
The Lulluby Trust: The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families
UNICEF Baby Friendly: Advice for parents on infant feeding
The following links explain the current advice and guidence on the Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy:
Resources for Partner
PANDAS Dads offers information for men experience postnatal depression
National Childbirth Trust offers information, support and events to support new parents in their local area.
The Birth Trauma Association has information and support for partners of someone who's experienced a difficult birth.
The Fatherhood Institute works on policy and research to support fathers.
Postpartum Men offers support and information for fathers experiencing postnatal depression, including an online peer support forum.
Pink Parents offers support for gay and lesbian parents.
DadsNet offers support and knowledge through a community of dads on practical parenting and fatherhood.
Resources in Other Languages
The Information Leaflet for Group B Streptococcus can be found here in 14 different languages: https://gbss.org.uk/professional-resources/free-resources/gbs-information-in-your-own-language/
Leaflets about Coronavirus in a large range of languages can be found here: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/
Accessible visual infographics about Coronavirus in a large range of languages can be found here: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-infographics/#language-english-infographics-covid19