Pregnancy Oxford

Support Services and Charities

Free monthly breastfeeding support group meetings in various locations around Oxfordshire.

LLL meetings are open to anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding/lactating/planning to lactate. Babies and young children who need to be with you are always welcome. Whatever age and stage you’re at, come to ask questions, share your experiences or just hang out with others – you don’t have to have a problem to come! You are always welcome to bring questions about other aspects of breastfeeding outside any given meeting topic. See for meeting information.

Antenatal Sessions
These friendly, free sessions look at: how to get feeding off to a great start, how to get back on track if you run into difficulties, what to expect in the early days, and where to find help and support. Evening and daytime sessions available. Partners welcome. See for more information.

Toddler Meetings
These occasional daytime meetings in East Oxford are aimed at those who are already breastfeeding beyond a year or who are considering doing so. See for more information.

Local LLL Leaders (breastfeeding counsellors) also offer breastfeeding support by phone, email and via Facebook. Contact information can be found at

01865 557405


Closed LLL Facebook group

Updated May 2020

The specialist team at Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support offer a range of free virtual breastfeeding support options for local families:

Twice a month virtual antenatal sessions, for expectant parents to learn the basics of breastfeeding.
Support from the team, volunteers and other mothers in a friendly private Facebook group, for those in Oxfordshire at any stage of pregnancy/breastfeeding/lactation.  On Monday mornings 11am – 12pm team members are available online for real-time Facebook chat.
One to one consultations by Zoom or phone, for more complicated breastfeeding problems.

The OBS team are delighted to partner with other organisations including The MotherKind Cafe, Botley Bridges and Maple Tree Wheatley Children’s Centres to offer feeding support in their virtual groups for new parents.


Closed OBS Facebook group

Home Birth Support Group

Home Birth Support is a friendly group who meet at the co-ordinators home in oX4 at 8.00pm, usually on the third Wednesday every month. All involved in home birth locally are very welcome – including midwives and doulas, for example, as well as those who have had home births or who are considering having one. Relevant local information available.

Maternal Journal

Maternal Journal in East Oxford. Wednesday mornings 10.30am – 1pm at The Coach House, 46 Quarry Road OX3 8NU. Groups starting 22nd January to 11th February 2020 and 4th to 25th March 2020. #maternaljournal. For more information or to sign up contact Amy on (+44)7840287721

Oxford Maternity Clothes Library

A not-for-profit lending service to help save pennies (and the planet!) by loaning out good quality maternity clothes. Oxford Maternity Clothes Library provides a low cost alternative to buying maternity clothes and raises money to support local charities and community groups.

Contact or via the Facebook page

Read the Oxford Mumbler blog post about the Oxford Maternity Clothes Library here.

Oxford Pregnancy After Loss Support

The group has been set up by women who have lived experiences of loss, both in pregnancy and beyond. We are also supported by midwives, obstetricians and others around the country doing similar work. We welcome everyone: pregnant women, partners, birth workers as well as people who have already given birth who might have needed the support of this group during their pregnancy.

Monthly meetings at the Ark-T Centre or Flo’s in the Park in Cowley. Contact via the Facebook page for details.

Facebook group here.

Oxford Parent Infant Project (OXPIP)

Provides specialist therapeutic support, from conception to 2 years, for infants and  parents who are in need of assistance for issues such as establishing and building close nurturing relationships,  depression and anxiety, birth trauma, loss, or unresolved issues from parents’ own early lives. Based at the Kidlington Centre. Call 01865 778034.


Positive Birth Movement Oxford

We welcome pregnant women, partners, new parents, doulas, midwives and others with an interest in birth, and aim to form a positive and supportive community. Meets the third Friday of the month 7.30-9.30 pm in the Ark-T Camerados Living Room in South East Oxford. The meetings are free but donations welcome

01865 770434

Silver Star

SPECIAL CARE FOR MOTHERS WITH MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY. The Silver Star Society’s aim is to make things better for Silver Star mothers and their families.  To raise money to keep the Unit well equipped, to improve the comfort and amenities for women during their stay at the Silver Star Unit, and to support research into important problems of pregnancy.

01865 221710