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Bookstart for Families

Bookstart distributes free books and other learning materials to young children. The programme aims to inspire a love of books from as early an age as possible, encouraging parents and carers to share books with children.

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service provides information and treatment for unplanned pregnancy including pregnancy testing, crisis pregnancy counselling, emergency contraception, abortion and sterilisation.

Cry-Sis - Support for Crying Babies

From its modest beginnings, Cry-sis has developed to become a well-respected and national charity. The stated aims remain 'to be efficient and effective in providing self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies'. To achieve this, Cry-sis runs a national telephone helpline that is available to callers every day of the year between 9.00am and 10.00pm. Callers are referred to a trained volunteer member of Cry-sis who has had personal experience of crying or sleep problems within their own family.

Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood

DisabledParent.org.uk is a website belonging to Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood, a user-led registered charity that promotes better awareness and support for disabled people during pregnancy and as parents.

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Supporting people who have experienced an early pregnancy complication and the health care professionals who care for them.

Great Expectations Antenatal Programme

In Plymouth, expectant parents-to-be can attend a free antenatal education programme called Great Expectations.

Laura Yates Hilltop Hypnotherapy and HypnoBirthing

Do you want to feel empowered to lead an anxiety free life whilst tackling stressful situations with ease? Specialising in anxiety, phobias, childbirth, pain management and weight loss, let Hilltop Hypnotherapy guide you to reach your full potential and learn Hypnotherapy skills which can help you in a wide range of areas of your life, for example confidence, public speaking, sports performance.

Mum2Mum Market

Mum2mum Market is a baby and children's nearly new sale where Mums, Dads and Grandparents sell their outgrown items to other Families, for a fraction of the retail prices. Where mums sell to mums.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Derriford Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialist medical intensive care treatment for extremely preterm and sick newborn babies in the South West Peninsula, that is, Exeter, Torbay, Barnstaple, Truro and Plymouth.

Online courses for parents using the Solihull Approach

Free online antenatal education to help prepare for pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby.

Perinatal Positivity

Perinatal Positivity uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. We hope it will help you emotionally prepare and find support, if needed, at this time.

Personal and Relationship Counselling

Situated in a quiet backwater near the centre of Plymouth, we are a private practice of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who also offer supervision and training. Established in 1994, we have been in practice for over 20 years and in this time we have built up an excellent reputation.

Plymouth Latch-On Breastfeeding Groups

The Latch On groups are friendly and informal, and completely free. All pregnant and breastfeeding Mums (and partners) are welcome, as are all with a positive attitude towards breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Crisis Care (Plymouth & SE Cornwall)

Pregnancy Crisis Care (Plymouth & SE Cornwall) provides a free, confidential, and impartial counselling service to individuals and couples facing any pregnancy-related crises.

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