Useful Links

If you work in a relevant field in the South West and would like to do a mutual link with us email karin@birthwise.net

Therapies

Acupuncture

For morning sickness, pregnancy wellbeing and induction. Richard Walters practices in Exeter, Ottery St. Mary and Lyme Regis. Tel. 01404 813784 - www.naturalhealthexeter.co.uk or email richardwalters@onetel.net

Chiropractors

www.exeter.countychiropractic.co.uk/

The Natural Health Practice, 2a Spicer Road, Exeter EX1 1SX. Tel. 01392 499364 - offers a wide range of therapies - www.naturalhealthexeter.co.uk

Reflexology

http://www.reflexology-northdevon.co.uk/

Independent Midwives

Julia Duthie, based in Devon - "Julia is a skilled midwife and therapist who will guide and support you through your birthing journey. She brings a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience to help you achieve the birth that you and your baby desire." Visit http://www.independentmidwiferyindevon.co.uk/ or phone Julia on 01752-837706 / 07967-180879

For an Independent midwife in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset try:

DCIM - "Devon and Cornwall Independent Midwives provide individualised, holistic, maternity care to maximise your oportunity for a positive and enriching birth experience and gentle transition to parenthood". See www.dcim.co.uk or phone Nicky on 01752 721505
 

Doula Support

Julia Duthie tel. 01752 837706 or e-mail juliaduthie@uk2.net

Dana Franks tel. 07815 922823 www.newmoonmamas.com

Clare Arnold tel. 07972 922261 or email birthaware@hotmail.co.uk

Gaby Coleman tel. 07816 239800 or email gaby@birthyourselfdoula.co.uk

Milli Hill tel. 07739 139115 or email milli@birthinsight.co.uk

Hilary Pengelly 07714307066 www.devondoula.com

Home Birth Support Group

Monthly meetings in Exeter to support couples planning to give birth to their baby at home - see www.exeterhomebirth.moonfruit.com

Active Birth Classes

For active birth classes in other areas check out www.activebirthcentre.com

TENS machine

Birth Tens - "run by mothers for mothers". A fully inclusive digital TENS hire service. 6 weeks hire - £26. www.Birthtens.co.uk - Tel. 01455 233808.

Birthinsight

Birthpreparation workshops and individual sessions in Yeovil/Somerset area www.birthinsight.co.uk

BirthSPACE

Creative birthpreparation in Exeter www.birthyourselfdoula.co.uk

Placenta Encapsulation

Contact Kate Wren katewren67@gmail.com

Reusable Nappies

Contact Jennifer Harris 07886626093 or visit www.exeterbabies.co.uk

Sling library

Exeter, Chudleigh and surrounding areas: Slings and baby carriers to try or hire. In Exeter please contact Lisa Salway on 07532 323632 and for Chudleigh and area please contact Claire Arnold 07972 922261 or visit www.exeterslinglibrary.moonfruit.com

Okehampton area: Contact Jill at wearsmybaby@gmail.com - www.wearsmybaby.co.uk

Baby Massage

For baby massage courses throughout East Devon and Exeter contact Clare Lowing on 01404 814405. Or look at her website www.babieslovemassage.co.uk

Pregnancy and Newborn Photography

Have a look at www.tanyaperretphotography.com or call her on 07913 150584.

Also www.gilbertandevans.com

Music with Mummy and Jolly Babies

Music and singing with babies and toddlers - for Exeter area contact Kerry Green on 01392 433255 or look up www.musicwithmummysouthwest.co.uk

Inspirational Articles and Information

on healthy lifestyle as well as directory of therapists look at www.healthandgoodness.com

to meet other mums, info about activities and events in your area etc. www.netmums.com