Local Services and Providers

 
Baby Swimming classes

 

Teaching pregnancy, babies and adults swim classes, @ various locations in Mk & Buckingham.   Email shelley@swimzidz.co.uk

 

Bletchley Leisure Centre have their Ducklings classes from 6 months

 

Buckingham Leisure Centre teach babies from 5 months

 

Baby & Parent yoga

 

 

 

 

Baby Massage

 

 

 

Baby First Aid

 

 

   NCT offer courses nationwide

 

 

Buggy & Mummy fitness

 

 

 

 

Baby Music/Sensory Classes

 

 

 

 

Complimentary health centres

 

Morningside Health Clinic is a well established, independent health care clinic based in Bletchley. 01908 366 957

 

Many services offered from the Shenley Church End clinic, call

01908 526524

 

Other therapies also available from this Stony Stratford based clinic.

01908 542893

 

Special interest groups

 

  • Parent Partnership - The Parent Partnership Service offers impartial information, advice, guidance and support to the parents/carers of a child (aged 0-19) with an identified special educational need, or where there is a concern that there may be a special educational need.

   parent.partnership@milton-keynes.gov.uk      Advice Line 01908 254518

 

 

  • “Just The Way You Are”- An inclusive group and stay and play for families with children who have Downs Syndrone. Group runs 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Oxley Park, Milton Keynes. Vicki: 07427 149859

 

Baby Groups

 

There really are so many groups (ie aside from those run by The Childrens Centres) that it’s worth checking out the netmums and mumsnet listings for your area.

Also ask other parents, even those with older children, as often groups have been going for many years and don’t advertise as they fill up by word of mouth alone. Look at your local church halls, dance halls and community centres noticeboards as well.

Nationwide Help and Information

 

Genetic Disorders Genetic Interest Group is a national alliance of patient organisations with a membership of over 130 charities which support families and individuals with genetic disorders www.gig.org.uk

 

The National Childbirth Trust Pregnancy and Babycare website www.nct.org.uk

 

The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services www.aims.org.uk

 

Doula UK has information about hiring a birth doula - a woman offering practical support before, during or after birth www.doula.org.uk

 

The RoyalCollege of Midwives,  www.rcm.org.uk

 

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists www.rcog.org.uk and the Obstetric Anaesthetists www.oaa-anaes.ac.uk websites can also provide useful information 

 

Antenatal testing

 

Antenatal Results and Choices support and information for women during the antenatal testing process www.arc-uk.org

 

EuroGentest free access website providing information about genetic testing and links to support groups across Europe www.eurogentest.org

 

Active birth, home birth, caesarean birth and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

 

The Active Birth Centre (London-based, but has information about active birth teachers locally) www.activebirthcentre.com

 

The Home Birth Reference Site is run by an experienced homebirth advocate. It aims to help women make informed choices  www.homebirth.org.uk

 

The Caesarean Birth and VBAC Information Site offers research-based information and support on all aspects of caesareans and vaginal birth following caesarean section www.caesarean.org.uk

 

Breastfeeding

 

The La Leche League help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and promotes a better understanding, of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother www.laleche.org.uk

 

The Breastfeeding Network is a Scottish-based charity that aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others across the UK  www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

 

The National Childbirth Trust's Breastfeeding Awareness website has information and advice about breastfeeding for parents, friends and family, employers and professionals www.nct.org.uk/breastfeeding

 

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers gives advice and information as well as details of local support groups www.abm.me.uk

 

Postnatal depression and birth trauma

 

The Association for Post-Natal Illness provides support to mothers, raises awareness of the illness and encourages research into its cause and nature  www.apni.org

 

The Birth Trauma Association supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

 

Pregnancy loss and bereavement

 

The Miscarriage Association provides support and information for those suffering the effects of pregnancy loss www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

 

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society supports anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies' lives  www.uk-sands.org

 

The LullabyTrust works to find the cause of cot death, to support the families affected by this tragedy and to provide education on the topic for both the public and health care professionals www.lullabytrust.org.uk

 

Premature birth

 

Tommy's exists to save babies' lives through funding research into and providing information on the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth  www.tommys.org

 

Bliss is dedicated to working for special care babies and their families  www.bliss.org.uk

 

Multiple births

 

The Twins and Multiple Births Association  www.tamba.org.uk

 

Fertility problems

 

Infertility Network UK aims to raise the profile and understanding of infertility issues and to improve provision of infertility care throughout the UK  www.infertilitynetworkuk.com

 

Disability/additional support needs

 

Contact a Family is a UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition. It helps parents to get in contact with other families, both on a local and national basis www.cafamily.org.uk

 

SNIP provides advice and information on services available to children with additional support needs and their carers. "You don't always have to have a specific question for us, as we also provide a listening ear".Helpline: 0131 536 0583  www.snipinfo.org

 

Mencap is the voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers. www.mencap.org.uk

 

Parenting

 

Although these websites are commercially driven, they contain some useful information.

www.babycentre.co.uk

www.mumsnet.com

www.netmums.co.uk

Email: kirsty@fertilefuture.co.uk

 

Tel: 07825 330191