If you are having a baby you may feel you don’t know what to expect, what is normal or not and whose advice to follow. It may be that you already have children but there is something unexpected or you are unsure about. The midwives will give you information, for example, how to care for your baby’s umbilical cord. But there may be other things you are unsure about. See the links below.
You may find it helpful to use one of the apps for advice or support.
You may feel quite isolated and it’s important that as a new parent you have people around you, or someone you can call on, for support. See what’s on in your area, talk to your partner or family, take up opportunities to help you and your baby socialise and find mutual support. If you’re struggling with your emotions or mental health, visit the mental health pages of the website to read more.
Your health visitor may be able to help or direct you to some services, groups or activities if you are feeling isolated.