Maternity & Parenting

Help and support is available from many national and local organisations.

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.

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