Pregnancy advice (useful links)
NHS Choices Pregnancy Care Planner a comprehensive resource for midwives and expectant mums. www.nhs.uk/pregnancy
Managing your child’s health a booklet produced for parents of the Under 5’s in Guildford & Waverly area. Click here to access
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Guildford Branch: Tel 0870 460 9631
Twins & Multiple Birth (TAMBA):
Help-line: 10 am – 1pm; 7 pm – 10 pm
Freephone number: 0800 138 0509
Dads and Fathers to Be: http://www.dad.info/ Tel: 0800 234 6346
Fatherhood Institute: http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/
Families need Fathers: http://www.fnf.org.uk/
Baby Father: Tel: 020 8498 7596 Website: barnardos.org.uk/babyfather
Start4Life partners Hollywood film to support healthier pregnancies
The latest phase of the Start4Life campaign has launched with cinema advertising and a partnership with the Hollywood film: ‘What to expect when you’re expecting’, to help mothers-to-be have healthier pregnancies. The partnership with Start4Life explores many of the issues parents-to-be experience and encourages them to protect the health of their baby during pregnancy by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Start4Life adverts are running in all cinemas where the film is being shown.
For further information, go to: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/05/start4life/
‘Being Happy & Healthy: Post Pregnancy’ is aimed at new mothers and recognises that for many new mums there is a mix of happiness and stress. The sessions are an opportunity to share experiences and to find ways of coping during what can be an emotionally difficult time, partly because of the perceived pressure to be a “perfect mum”. For further information please click here.
Baby friendly benefits and accreditation:
Department of Health website: breastfeeding
Department of Health website: bottlefeeding:
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212. ‘Need to talk to a Mum who Knows about Breastfeeding?’ Call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212 any day of the year. Lines are open 9.30am – 9.30pm. Calls are taken by trained volunteers working in their own homes.’
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline: 0300 330 5453 – lines are open 9.30am – 10.30pm every day of the week, including weekend. Calls are taken by trained volunteers working in their own homes.
Breastfeeding Network Supporterline: 0300 100 0210 – lines are open 9.30am – 9.30pm, every day of the week, including weekend. Calls are taken by trained volunteers working in their own homes.
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABFM) helpline: Tel: 08444 122 949
La Leche League: 0845 120 2918 (24 hr helpline)
National Childbirth Trust Breastfeeding helpline: 0870 444 8708 (8am to 10 pm)
Pregnancy and Child Loss
Miscarriage Association Helpline Tel: 01924 200799