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 Scotland: Ready Steady Baby

  • Pregnancy
  • Labour
  • Childcare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miscarriage Association: We are sorry that you had a miscarriage

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

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.

 

New to the country/Rights

Refugee council: Information for asylum seekers and refugees

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Sorani, Tamil, Amharic, Tigrigna, Pashto and Somali 

Maternity Action: Information about maternity rights

Spanish, Portuguese and Polish

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.