Congratulations on your new baby!
This is a special and unique time in your life. You will probably have so many questions in the first few days and weeks when baby arrives. Luckily, you have support. Your midwife will care for you until at least 10 days after your baby is born and the health visitor will visit between days 10 and 14.
If you have any health concerns, make sure you talk to a healthcare professional such as your midwife, GP, or health visitor.
Our Children's Centres and libraries provide information, advice and access to activities for children. They are available to everyone so please visit your local centre with your family for support, advice and fun. Find your closest local centre and library and then search for them on Facebook for the latest information on activities and opening hours.
Your baby's Red Book is given to you before you leave hospital and contains lots of useful contact numbers, including the best numbers for the maternity team. You can contact your health visiting team by calling the 0-19 Admin Hub on 0800 170 7055 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Additional help - Newborn to 2 years old
There are dedicated medical teams in your community who are there to support you when your child is born
Parenting support - Newborn to 2 years old
Parenting can be one of the hardest jobs there is and we can all need extra help and support
Financial support - Newborn to 2 years old
If you are worried about your finances, and feel that you might not have enough to support, feed or clothe yourself and your new baby, there is support for you
Breastfeeding and nutrition support - Newborn to 2 years old
Breastfeeding and other nutritional support for your baby
Finding childcare - Newborn to 2 years old
Life can be busy, and you might need to find a carer for your child for a time. Finding the right childcare provider can be difficult and sometimes stressful