Pregnancy and Maternity

Information and help on planning pregnancy and maternity.

Antenatal Care

Calculate your Due Date Your Antenatal Appointments Explained Find Maternity Services Near you

Children’s Centres

There are a number of children’s centres across Manchester that offer a variety of friendly activities, events, help and support to families of children aged 0 to 5 years with ... [continue] Children’s Centres

Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here: NHS – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide

Health Visitors

Manchester Health Visiting Service offers comprehensive advice and support to parents and carers of children from pre-birth to four and a half years. A health visitor is a registered nurse ... [continue] Health Visitors

ICON – infant crying and how to cope

The Manchester ICON webpage has information on infant crying, safe sleeping, the Health Visiting service and Infant feeding team. Website: Extra information:

Perinatal CFT Group

Are you struggling with pregnancy or the prospect of becoming a parent? Then a CFT Group may be for you. Leaflet: PCFT Group (PDF)

Planning your Pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. Follow these steps

Postnatal Care

You should have your postnatal check 6 to 8 weeks after your baby’s birth to make sure you feel well and are recovering properly. Your six week post natal check

Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy testing kits can be bought at pharmacies and supermarkets or can be done for free at a Sexual Health Clinic. GP surgeries do not offer a pregnancy testing service. ... [continue] Pregnancy Testing

The Lullaby Trust Safer Sleep Advice

Safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death. ... [continue] The Lullaby Trust Safer Sleep Advice

Unplanned Pregnancy Options

Find out where you can go for help and advice if you’re pregnant and not sure you want to continue with the pregnancy. This includes information about getting an abortion ... [continue] Unplanned Pregnancy Options

When you become pregnant

When you become pregnant you will have various choices ahead of you. The earlier you seek advice the more options you have. We recommend folic acid and vitamin D supplements ... [continue] When you become pregnant

Date published: 4th December, 2020
Date last updated: 4th December, 2020