Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should get in touch with us to find out more information on the services and support that are available to you.
For more information, please visit the following websites.
The Pregnancy Care Planner – NHS Choices
Antenatal Care – Lifestyle Advice – NHS Choices
These are now carried out in the hospital.
Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby’s recovery is monitored.
During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.
Birth to 5 years old guide – NHS Choices
Breastfeeding Guide – NHS Choices
Information and support – NetMums
Support for new mum’s – NCT