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Self Help UK


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This website is aimed at pregnant women in the UK to help them choose where to give birth. This could mean choosing a hospital birth, giving birth in a birth centre or midwifery-led unit, or a home birth. Women are encouraged to think about the sort of birth they would like, using research-based information. A map of the UK shows them the maternity units local to them and the site gives maternity statistics for these. Women are provided with a list of questions they may like to ask when visiting their local maternity units to ensure that they choose to give birth in the place that gives them the best chance of having the sort of birth they want. The site also includes other information for pregnant women such as booking antenatal classes, links and further reading. The site also contains information of interest to maternity health professionals.
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Rod Gibson
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