Special Situations

Finding out that your new little one may have a medical problem or has been born prematurely can be an immense shock for any new parent. We have put together a list of organisations which are there to support you and your new baby.

The NHS and Contact a Family (CAF) have extensive databases and also have local branches and people you can talk to who have been in a similar situation.

LINK:  CAF (Contact a Family) (Great Ormond Street)
LINK:  Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children





Local support

Your midwife, GP and health visitor are all there to support you and your family. They have a wealth of experience and are able to put you in touch with local support groups and specialist services.

Premature baby and their family

Bliss gives vital support and care to premature babies in the UK. They are devoted to improving the lives of babies born too soon, too small or too sick.

LINK: Bliss

A Lovely video of a dad holding his prem twins for the first time:



British Deaf Association (BDA)

National Deaf Children’s Society

Down Syndrome
Organisation of families, parents and carers, providing emotional and practical support through the free phone.


SANDS is a UK charity providing support for bereaved parents and their families

Cruse, UK counselling service

Bereavement Trust