Whether you need pampering and would like to find a local therapist offering pregnancy massage or you are thinking about engaging a private midwife for extra support after the birth of your baby or babies, we have gathered together local services and specialists that can help you through your pregnancy journey.
3D and 4D Baby Scans
Technology now allows you the opportunity to see your baby more clearly than ever before and you can even take the images from your scan home on a DVD! If you are between 24 and 34 weeks pregnant this is the best time to book a 3D and 4D baby scan, so check our listings to find local private scanning services.
If you are interested in finding out more about hypnobirthing, active birth classes or breathing techniques for labour take a look at our list of private antenatal courses.
You will find details on our complimentary therapies page of local physiotherapists, osteopaths, reflexologists and acupuncture practitioners who all have something to offer women during their pregnancy, for example the treatment of nausea and morning sickness or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
A doula is a woman who can support you through labour and/or postnatally. More and more families are benefitting from engaging a doula and it is something that you might consider if you feel you will need extra support in labour, perhaps because you do not have any family members living close by, or because you will need additional support to manage the care of older siblings during and after labour. Take a look at our list of doulas if you are interested in learning more.
Midwives and Maternity Nurses
Independent midwives can offer extra support and care at home after the birth of your baby, something which is particularly helpful to first time parents or those establishing breastfeeding.
If you are in your second or third trimester and you would like to find a therapist able to offer massage for pregnant women to ease stress, swollen ankles or just for some well-deserved pampering, check our pregnancy massage listings.
Pregnancy Yoga & Fitness
It is important to maintain health and fitness during your pregnancy and to help you we have listed local pregnancy yoga and pilates classes. If you would prefer the one-to-one attention of a personal trainer you will also find personal training listings here.