Services and support

There are many outstanding maternity and newborn services right across Herefordshire and Worcestershire and for the first time, BirtHWays has brought them all together in one place.

Please use the map based service finder below to help you find what you need. Click on a filter to narrow down your search or simply click on a service in the list to get more details.

Support services

Pregnancy and coronavirus – including pregnancy and the covid vaccination

Are You Ready – Take a quick quiz to find out whether you’re ready for pregnancy, and receive tailored advice on what you can do pre-pregnancy to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire – Aiming to inspire women and girls across the two counties to get active in a way that suits them.  i

Start4life – Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood

Healthy Start – Pregnant or children under 4? You could be entitled to free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk.

Starting Well in Worcestershire – help and support to children, young people and families in Worcestershire.

Becoming Families – a range of educational and support services from pregnancy to 2 years, to help Worcestershire families have the best possible start.

Family Information Directory Herefordshire – information for parents on childcare and family support.

NHS Pregnancy and Baby guide – Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here – information from doctors, midwives and mothers on pain relief and anaesthesia choices for your baby’s birth.

Lullaby Trust – expert advice on safer sleep for babies and emotional support for bereaved families.

Basis – information about safer infant sleep and night-time care.

First Steps Nutrition – information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.

Maternity and paternity benefits and leave – an NHS site which lists the benefits you’re entitled to when you’re pregnant, and has information on maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.

Best Beginnings – practical, simple, educational and interactive tools to support parents-to-be and new parents. Including the  award-winning Baby Buddy app.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – Freephone 0808 2000 247

Tommy’s – support for parents and families who lose a baby, experience premature birth and to help everyone have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

South West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network – information if you are having a high risk pregnancy and your baby is expected to need extra care after birth, or your baby may already be born and is being cared for on a Neonatal Unit.

Kicks Count – raising awareness of the importance of monitoring baby’s movements.

Bliss – help and support for parents of babies born sick or premature.

Sands – free support to anyone affected by the death of a baby.

National Childbirth Trust – information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Down’s Syndrome Association – information and advice about Down’s Syndrome.

Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) – advice and information if you are expecting twins, triplets or more.

Miscarriage Association – advice for those affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

Mind – support for mental health problems.

PANDAS Foundation UK – pre and post natal depression advice and support

Unicef – information on baby-friendly care and overcoming breastfeeding challenges

The Breastfeeding Network – independent support and information for breastfeeding women and others.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Healthy Minds – support for over 16s who are experiencing problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.

#SqueezeLiftHold – a website with facts, tips and advice to help women recognise the signs of incontinence, as well as behaviours to follow to help strengthen their pelvic floor muscles.

Perinatal mental health service Worcestershire

Perinatal mental health services Herefordshire

Samaritans – Support 24/7 365 days a year, whatever you’re going through. Freephone 116 123.

Healthwatch Worcestershire – giving the public, patients and users of health and social care services in Worcestershire a voice

Healthwatch Herefordshire – giving the public, patients and users of health and social care services in Herefordshire a voice

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