Links and resources

General Internet resources 

Doula UK - Non profit association of UK Doulas

Natural Mamas - Forum for babywearing and natural parenting, lots of second hand "high end" wraps  on the sale or trade boards.

Ask Dr Sears - Information on child health from the paediatrician and attachment parenting expert. 


Homebirth Reference Site - Very useful resource for home births, includes a vast library of birth stories.

Birth Choices - a blog on midwifery and natural birth, the articles linked at the top of the page are very useful.

Midwife thinking - In depth blog about obstetric practice.

Barefoot birth pools - Lovely heated, filtered pools for hire.

Plus size births - support for plus-sized mums to be. 

Breastfeeding support

Association of Breastfeeding mothers - Support and information.

La Leche League - Support and local groups

Kellymom - "Go to" for all your breastfeeding dilemmas.

Local groups and activities

Dorset Home Birth Support group - Meet once a month in Dorchester to discuss home birth, have birth pools on loan for free.

Breastfriends Dorset - Peer support for breastfeeding, run groups in various locations around Dorset.


Online shops I personally use and recommend.

Cloth nappies.

The Nappy Lady - Really good for cloth nappy basics, use their nappy advice service and get a permanent discount. She also has some excellent demonstration videos to help you choose and use your nappies.

Tots Bots - cloth nappies and accessories.


Sa-Be wraps - Good value, low price baby wraps. Quite narrow, but good for many carry styles.

Herbal Baybee - Slings and carriers.

Didymos - Very high quality wraps that will last you through to toddler-hood several times over (available second hand on Natural Mamas forum above).

Clothing and accessories.

Darkstar designs -  Handcrafted alternative fashion for little ones.

Mama Jewels - Babysafe jewellery, very handy distraction for breastfeeding babies' busy hands.

Nursing bras - This online store has some of the best quality brands at competitive prices.

Mamasan Maternity - Punk and Rockabilly maternity and baby wear, from the US.


Natural Baby Shower  - All kinds of "Eco" baby products.