The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
Before you are pregnant
Valproate and Pregnancy
It is not recommend that women of child bearing age should be taking Sodium Valproate unless they are also taking contraception. The attached booklet gives more information:
Your pregnancy and labour
You and your baby
General pregnancy topics
Post Natal Illness (PNI)
PNI is more common than many people realise, affecting around one in 10 women after having a baby. It can develop within the first six weeks of giving birth, but is often not apparent until around six months.
Our Website and Forum is run by sufferers and past sufferers (survivors) of Post Natal Illness (PNI).
There are no experts here… But we can all offer to share our personal experiences, based on having been there too.
Please visit our website. On the left hand side of the Home page is a menu for more information about PNI ORG UK and the various services and information we have to offer. Please also check out our How We Can Help page.
Other Helpful Websites
1) Ashford and St Peters Breastfeeding workshops; http://www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk/resources/breastfeeding-clinics
2) National breastfeeding helpline:
3) Timeline of Breastfeeding a baby:
4) Nipple pain and soreness: