Maternity Links

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The RCOG is dedicated to the encouragement of the study and the advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.
www.rcog.org.uk

Royal College of Midwives
The RCM is the only professional organisation and trade union run by midwives for midwives. It is the voice of midwifery, providing excellence in professional leadership, education, influence and representation for and on behalf of midwives.
www.rcm.org.uk

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 47,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.
www.csp.org.uk

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health
The ACPWH is the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, a UK based clinical interest group specialising in women's health.
www.acpwh.org.uk

General Medical Council
The General Medical Council (GMC) registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Our purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
www.gmc-uk.org

Department of Health
Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications.
www.doh.gov.uk

Antenatal Results and Choices
The ARC is the only national charity which provides non-directive support and information to parents throughout the antenatal testing process. Our role is to help parents arrive at the most appropriate decision for them in the context of their family life.
www.arc-uk.org

The Miscarriage Association
Providing support, understanding and information for those suffering the effects of pregnancy loss through miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity
Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies' lives.
www.uk-sands.org

The UK National Screening Committee
This provides information about conditions that the NSC have recommended for screening including antenatal and newborn diseases.
www.screening.nhs.uk

The Baby Friendly Initiative
This is a world wide programme of the World Health Organisation and UNICEF.  It was launched in 1992 to encourage maternity hospitals to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and to practise in accordance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
www.babyfriendly.org.uk