Multilingual Resources

Pregnancy

MAMA Academy: Pregnancy Essentials Leaflets

  • Reduced Fetal Movements
  • Diet
  • PND
  • When to call the midwife

English, Turkish, Polish, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Chinese, Welsh

NHS England: Maternity Safety Information

  • If you are pregnant and Black, Black British or Asian, Asian British – you might be more vulnerable.
  • Trust your instincts – call your midwife or maternity team anytime if you are worried about your pregnancy or if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • It is safe to attend for your care and appointments during the pandemic.
  • Is your mood ok? Who to speak to if it is not ok.
  • What to do if you miss an appointment.
  • Signs of labour and what to do if you think you are in labour.
  • What to do if you have signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia.
  • The importance of taking Vitamin D.
  • Feeling safe in your own home and how to find support if you don’t.
  • Looking after you and your unborn baby.

Amharic, Arabic, Bangla, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish Sorani, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Urdu

NHS Scotland: Ready Steady Baby

  • Pregnancy
  • Labour
  • Childcare

English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Polish, Russian and Urdu 

Maternity Action: Maternity Pay

  • Maternity Pay Questions
  • Money For Parents and Babies
  • Redundancy During Pregnancy, Maternity or Parental Leave

Simplified Chinese, Filipino, French, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish

Public Health England: Screening tests for you and your baby

  • Screening choices during pregnancy
  • Screening choices after pregnancy

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Urdu

Labour/Birth

Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association: Labour Pains

  • Pain relief
  • Caesarean Section
  • Epidural Information
  • BMI complications

Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh

Feeding your baby

UNICEF: Breastfeeding and Bottle-feeding

  • Basics of feeding
  • Responding to baby

Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Romanian,Urdu

Screening for mum and baby

GOV.UK: Screening for baby whilst in SCBU

  • Hearing tests and screening for you and baby

Bengali, French, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Chinese, Arabic, Somali, Romanian, Urdu

Complications in Pregnancy

Royal College of Psychiatrists: Mental Health

  • PND
  • Mental illness after childbirth

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, German, French, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Lithuanian, Gujarati, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu

ForMed Films: Perinatal Positivity

  • Perinatal mental health

Arabic with subtitles

Action on Pre-Eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia and postnatal recovery

  • Information and support regarding pre-eclampsia

Albanian, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Kurdish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh.

Diabetes UK: Information about Diabetes

  • Diet, treatment and prevention

Arabic, Bengali, BSL, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil, Urdu and Welsh. 

More resources checked by Diabetes UK from the Australian website: Pregnancy and Diabetes

  • Living with diabetes

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Miscarriage Association: We are sorry that you had a miscarriage

  • Facts and feelings
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Molar pregnancy

Arabic, Bangla, English, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu.

Sands: Bereavement Support Book

  • Giving birth
  • Support for fathers
  • Remembering your baby
  • Saying goodbye
  • Returning to work

Now available in Arabic, Polish and Chinese.

The Lullaby Trust: Reduce the risk of sudden infant death

  • Key advice on how to reduce SIDS

Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Farsi, Filipino, Gujarati, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse: FGM leaflets

The website also offers information and support about trafficking and domestic violence and can be translated into most languages via their website.

Arabic, Somali and French.

Marie Stopes: Abortion / Medical Termination

Support for those families who have to make the difficult decision to end a pregnancy.

Click on the top corner dropdown to have the website read in over 100 languages.

 

With Thanks

Document created by Laura Bridle RM (NMC) in response to findings from an MSc qualitative research project exploring the barriers and facilitators to using language support services.