Some useful websites and local resources/therapists:
www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk - I trained with Natal Hypnotherapy and their main website has a lot of useful information on hypnosis for childbirth and Natal Hypnotherapy in the media.
www.positivebirthmovement.org - Do you want to read a positive birth story or meet up with like minded people who want to share good birth stories and your options for birth? The aim of the positive birth movement is to challenge the current epidemic of negativity around childbirth by bringing women together to Meet Up, Link Up, and Shake Up Birth. There are many local Positive Birth movement Groups, including a very friendly group in Bury St Edmunds, details are here https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivebirthbse/
doula.org.uk/find-a-doula I would highly recommend having the help and support of a Birth and/or Postnatal Doula. You will find a handful serving parents in the Bury St Edmunds area, such as the lovely Chloe at www.encircledbirth.com.
imuk.org.uk is the home of independent midwifery care, so if you are searching for an alternative to the NHS system, some one-to-one care, they really are the experts in normal birth and worth their weight in gold! For a local midwife Jo at www.suffolkmidwives.com comes highly recommended.
www.stedmundsbaby.co.uk - a huge range of fab info and ideas for parents in Bury St Edmunds and beyond including best restaurants, parks, shops to take your little-un, and links to the wonderful 'Mother Nurture Circle' which offers support for intuitive parenting such as baby wearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc. and a regular local meet-up.
http://www.gemmasyoga.co.uk Really recommend a bit of Yoga during pregnancy, its great for preparing your body for the birth, and Gemma runs lovely pregnancy and post-natal yoga classes in central Bury St Edmunds.
http://www.myholisticharmony.co.uk Karen is qualified in Reflexology and is based in Bury St Edmunds, she works wonders with her hands and is experienced in treating many pregnancy ailments... oh, and its really really relaxing too :-)
http://local.mumsnet.com/suffolk - similar to Netmums with lots of useful local info to explore including sections on things to do, local talk, meet ups and childcare info amongst others.
www.homebirth.org.uk - lots of info if you want to plan to have your baby at home in the UK or if you want to find out if homebirth is for you or not, includes some fab birth stories too
www.nct.org.uk - the UK's largest charity for parents, they provide antenatal and post natal education, breastfeeding support and the local NCT branch introduces new parents to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support.
www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk - lots of useful info on Bury St Edmunds, great if you are visiting and don't know the area.
www.babycalm.co.uk - BabyCalm helps new parents understand how to calm a crying baby ...their antenatal classes and postnatal baby classes turn crying babies and stressed parents into calmer babies and happier parents. Contact Better Birth & Baby for locally recommended teachers in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
http://www.wsh.nhs.uk/Services-A-Z/Maternity/Maternity.aspx West Suffolk Hospital Maternity department. You can take a virtual tour of the maternity department on their website. The hospital also has a Maternity Services Liaison Committee where you can give feedback on their services, and a fabulous new website with loads of info.