Maternity & Parenting

Maternity services

Our maternity team will provide care to you during your pregnancy, birth and early postnatal period. On our maternity pages, you can find information about the services we offer and you can directly self-refer to us for your pregnancy care. If you think it would be helpful for us to provide further information about any aspect of maternity care on the website, please contact us.

Is your baby or toddler seriously ill?

It can be difficult to tell when a baby or toddler is seriously ill, but the main thing is to trust your instincts. You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you'll know when something is seriously wrong.

Childhood Illness Visual Guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

The Breastfeeding Network

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.
0300 100 0212

NCT – 1st 1,000days New Parent Support

Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
0300 330 0700

Best Beginnings

Working to give every child the best start in life We work to inform and empower parents who want to maximise their children's long-term development and well-being.

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provide advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

Bliss – for babies born premature or sick

Our vision is that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.
020 7378 1122

Tommy’s advice – Together, for every baby

If you've decided you're ready to start a family, find out how to get pregnant and some of the lifestyle changes that might help you.

Pregnancy due date calculator

The calculator on this page can help you work out when you might expect your baby to arrive.

Your pregnancy and baby guide

Am I pregnant? What should I be eating? Is it normal to be this tired? How can I help my partner during labour? Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here.

Planning your pregnancy

You can improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy by following the steps and advice provided by NHS UK.

The Children’s Sleep Charity

We understand how difficult life can be when your child has a sleep issue. Our aim is to support families to get a better night’s sleep by offering workshops, clinics and written materials. We use a behavioural approach to sleep and work in partnership with families, we know that you are the expert on your child. We will bring you the latest news about what is happening around the country and how you can access support.
01302 751 416

Find Maternity Services

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Safer Pregnancy

Having regular antenatal appointments is really important in pregnancy. Some of the tests and measurements have to be done at specific times, and your midwife will give you information as your pregnancy progresses. The midwife’s priority is for you and your baby to get the care and attention you need. Your appointments are also a chance to talk about how you feel physically and emotionally and to ask anything, however small, about your pregnancy.

ICON

Baby crying is normal, you can cope. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying.

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.
0808 802 6868

The National Childbirth Trust

Their mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
0300 330 0700

TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association)

Tamba is a UK based charity helping people around the world. They were set up by parents of multiples and interested professionals in 1978.
01252 332 344

BabyCentre

BabyCentre® reaches more than 45 million mums globally each month in nine different languages, including eight in 10 new and expecting mums online in the UK.