We look forward to meeting you!
It’s the midwives or doctors that let us know that you are expecting a baby. The health visitor will offer to come and see you after 28 weeks of pregnancy. We’re looking forward to meeting you – your partner is welcome to be part of the visit. There may be lots of questions you want to ask. The visit is a good opportunity to talk about them and to find out what support is available.
Here to support you
Pregnancy can be an exciting time and there are many things you can do whilst you are pregnant to give your baby the best start.
The building blocks for your baby’s physical and mental health throughout life are being put in place now and no matter what challenges you may have, there are always things that you can do to help this.
Our job is to offer support and informed advice from when you are pregnant until your child starts school. The antenatal contact is the first time our health visiting team will be in touch.
Before you meet the health visitor – please take a look at the information on this website
Have a browse. You’ll find the related topics section below and the further information links above them full of useful, reliable information about looking after yourself and your baby.
This information is available 24/7, so dip in when you need it – but please do take a look before your health visitor comes to see you so you can ask them any further questions you might have.
If you need to rearrange or book a visit, contact the Health Visiting team on: 01274 221223
Giving you our best advice
We will contact you again after you have given birth and at several key points in your baby’s development. Our visits may be at your home or we may ask you to come to a clinic run by our team and colleagues such as nursery nurses.
Families from all walks of life may need support for specific issues that affect their children’s health and development, so the actual service provided to each particular family will vary. We will assess your needs and give you our best advice for your personal circumstances.
Meanwhile, please browse our website for NHS information you can trust.