Antenatal Results and Choices

Pregnancy isn’t always predictable. Every year over 20,000 expectant parents will get the news that their baby may not be developing as expected. Antenatal Results and Choices can give you impartial information and support to help you decide on your next steps.


Baby Buddy: Pregnancy & Parent

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Google Play Store
Download Baby Buddy on the Google Play Store

Apple App Store
Download Baby Buddy on the Apple App Store

Birmingham Community Healthcare

An online library of clinically approved apps to help support you through maternity.

Bliss – for babies born premature or sick

Bliss exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.

We champion their right to receive the best care by supporting familiescampaigning for change and supporting professionals, and enabling life-changing research.

Brook – Adoption

Adoption provides an opportunity for the child to be looked after by another person or couple, who become the child’s legal parents.

Once an adoption order is made, the adopters become the child’s legal parents and the birth parents no longer have any legal rights in relation to the child, although there may be arrangements made for you to have news of your child.

Domestic abuse in pregnancy

Domestic abuse or domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial. It is often a combination of these.

Pregnancy can be a trigger for domestic abuse, and existing abuse may get worse during pregnancy or after giving birth.

Family Lives

Becoming a parent is hard work, and it can be even harder without family or friends around to support you. You may be worried about how you will cope financially or how you will continue to study or afford childcare while looking after your baby. Family Lives is available if you need someone to talk to call their free and confidential helpline.

0808 800 2222

Feelings, relationships and pregnancy

Pregnancy brings big changes to your life, especially if this is your first baby. Some people find it easier to cope with these changes than others do. Everybody is different.


They are here to fight for single parents and their children.

They campaign against the injustices that single parents face every single day and challenge the stigmas around being a single parent.

They provide expert advice and information to support all single parents so that they have the tools to support their children and themselves.

And they provide a support network so that, with Gingerbread, no single parent is ever alone.

Visit the Gingerbread online forum (registration required).

0808 802 0925

Having a baby if you’re LGBT+

Find out about starting a family if you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or non-binary.

Having a baby that might be born with a condition

If you continue with your pregnancy after screening has found something, you might need extra care.

The care you and your baby need depends on the condition they have.

Support is available for any condition your baby has.

Healthy Start

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops.


Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. They are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

0116 464 5490

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The Lullaby Trust

They offer confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child

MAMA Academy

MAMA Academy’s mission is to empower all maternity professionals and expectant parents on stillbirth prevention methods to help more babies arrive safely.

07427 851670

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Maternity Allowance

Maternity Allowance is a payment you can get when you take time off to have a baby.

You can claim Maternity Allowance as soon as you’ve been pregnant for 26 weeks. Payments can start up to 11 weeks before your baby is due.

Maternity and paternity benefits and leave

This lists the benefits you’re entitled to when you’re pregnant, and has information on maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.

It also lists other benefits you might be able to receive, depending on your circumstances.

Mental health in pregnancy

Being pregnant is a big life event and it is natural to feel a lot of different emotions. But if you’re feeling sad and it’s starting to affect your life, there are things you can try that may help.

The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association was founded in 1982 by a group of people who had experienced miscarriage and we continue to offer support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, to raise awareness and to promote good practice in medical care.

01924 200799

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NHS Pregnancy

This guide includes all you need to know about trying for a baby, pregnancy, labour and birth.

Start for Life

Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Teenage pregnancy support

Finding out you’re pregnant when you’re a teenager can be daunting, especially if the pregnancy was not planned. But help and support is available.

First, if you think you might be pregnant but you’re not sure, it’s important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible to find out.


Tommy’s provides information and support to empower parents during pregnancy.

Trying for a baby

Advice about trying for a baby, including planning a pregnancy and LGBT+ routes into parenthood.


UKTIS is the sole dedicated UK provider of evidence-based information on fetal risk following pharmacological and other potentially toxic pregnancy exposures.

UKTIS aims to support the appropriate use of medicines in pregnancy and to advise on management after in uteroexposure to potentially harmful substances.

0344 892 0909

When pregnancy goes wrong

Sadly, sometimes pregnancy can go wrong. You may have a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, birth trauma or the death of the baby.

If your pregnancy ends in this way, you will need both information and support. Talk to the people close to you about how you feel, and to your midwife, doctor or health visitor about what’s happened and why.