There are many national and local charities which can provide you with support and information. Our recommendations are below, but also ask your nurse or health visitor about any local groups.
- Bliss is the major UK charity for premature and sick babies. They provides free information, support and a helpline. Helpline: 0500 618140 (9am to 9pm) www.bliss.org.uk
- Best Beginnings provide free information, DVDs and support for parents www.bestbeginnings.org.uk
- Sands provide information and support for those who have lost a baby. Helpline: 0207 436 5881 www.uk-sands.org
- Ronald MacDonald Charity provide free accommodation around the county for families with children in hospital www.uk-sands.org