All ACT Brighton & Sussex practitioners are members of The British Acupuncture Council; for more information about acupuncture in general, please visit www.acupuncture.org.uk
For information and support with breastfeeding, please see www.brightonbreastfeed.org.uk
To help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother, visit La Leche League West Sussex Group. www.laleche.org.uk
For information about doula support during your labour, visit www.sussexdoulas.org
For information about ante-natal classes in your area, visit www.sussexantenatalclasses.co.uk
For Independent Midwives in the Sussex area, visit
Debra Betts, a New Zealand acupuncturist and author of 'The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth' has a very helpful website www.acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz. There is a lot of great information for parents to be on pregnancy and childbirth and a very useful video (and illustrations) of acupressure points that can be used in labour.
ACT Brighton & Sussex is linked to ACT London (www.actlondon.co.uk), ACT Oxford (www.actoxford.co.uk) & ACT Yorkshire (www.actyorkshire.org.uk).
The 2 websites below give optimal positioning advice either for women with fetal malpresentation and advice to help maintain an anterior position: www.birth-angels.com/fetal.html and www.spinningbabies.com
mybestbirth.com is a positive birthing "youtube" clip by Ricki Lake promoting natural birth, with the emphasis on taking control, showing efficient births not scary ones.
The Dolphin House Clinic www.dolphinhouseclinic.com in Brighton offers a wide range of complementary therapies for babies and children. The Children's Clinic is a registered charity and treatments are on a sliding scale depending on income. The Clinic also has a shop selling natural products relating to children and parents.