Welcome to the circle. This resource list covers: Menstruation, Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal and Menopause.


Red School –

Jane Hardwick Collings –

Red Tent Directory –

Red Tents In Every Neighborhood –

Menstrual pads, cups, etc –



Local birth groups

Exeter Home birth group, meeting monthly

Friday night Pregnancy Well-being group on Zoom:

Exeter Babies, for real nappies, peer breastfeeding support and playgroups in Exeter

List of local doulas covering Exeter, put in your postcode to find who covers your area:


Pregnancy & Birth

Doula UK:

AIMS (wealth of information on all aspects of maternity provision):

Birth Choices UK:

BellyBelly (pregnancy, birth & baby resource):

Spinning Babies (a must visit website):

Independent Midwives UK:

IPEN Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network:


Breech Birth:

Birthing supplies:

TEDX talks on pregnancy, birth & doulas

JUNO magazine: – for a free copy enter the code: UDC31187 on this page:



Exeter Home Birth Support Group:


Water birth





Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: tel: 0300 330 5453

Breastfeeding Network: 0300100 0212

La Leche League:


Sleep & breastfeeding:


BellyBelly (pregnancy, birth & baby resource):


Parenting by Connection:

Childs 1st year:

Natural Parenting UK:

Steve Biddulph

The Informed Parent:

JUNO magazine: – for a free copy enter the code: UDC31187 on this page:


Baby wearing:

Postnatal mental health

Pandas Foundation

Helpline 0843 28 98 401
Pandas Foundation vision is to support every individual with Pre or Postnatal Depression in England. We campaign to change the law, provide Pandas Help Line, offer advice to all and much more.

The Association for Postnatal Illness

Helpline 020 7386 0868
Provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers, who have themselves experienced postnatal illness.


Helpline 08451 228 669
Offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

MAMA – The “Meet A Mum Association”

Helpline 0845 120 3746
Self-help groups for mothers with small children.

NCT – The National Childbirth Trust

Postnatal Line – 0300 330 0773
Help over a million mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. Offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.


Telephone 08457 90 90 90
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Action on Postpartum Psychosis

Mummys star supporting women with cancer


Mental health helplines


Recommended books

Susun S Weed ‘ New Menopausal Years’
Dr Christine Northrup ‘The Wisdom of Menopause’
Clarissa Pinkola Estes ‘How to be an Elder’
Diane Richardson ‘Slow sex’
Dr Jerilynn Prior ‘Estrogens Storm Season’
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD ‘Goddesses in Older Women’
Sally J Duffel ‘Grow your own HRT’
Jane Lewis ‘Me and my menopausal vagina’
Lara Briden ‘Period Repair manual’
Darcey Steinke ‘Flash Count Diary’
Dr Lani ‘No nonsense Bone health Guide’