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PREGNANCY

Find out more about support available to you during pregnancy

Pregnancy 

A healthy pregnancy leads to the best possible chance for a healthy start to life for your new baby.

 

As your baby grows, the foetus is susceptible to the external environment outside of the womb. This ranges from hearing what you hear, consuming what you consume and even reacting when you're feeling distressed.

 

In this way, the mental and physical wellbeing of mum is important at all times, but particularly as baby develops.

This guide includes all you need to know about trying for a baby and having a healthy pregnancy - view the guide on the NHS website by clicking here.

 

Registering your pregnancy 

Find out how to register your pregnancy on the Northumbria Healthcare website by clicking here.

Registering your baby with your GP surgery

Register your baby with your GP surgery during pregnancy. 

The first few weeks after your baby is born is a very busy time. Plan ahead so that if your baby needs to see a doctor or when attending their first check up.

Fill in a 'family doctor services registration form' at your GP surgery beforehand.

 

Having a baby if you're LGBT+ 

Find out about starting a family if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or non-binary on the NHS website by clicking here.

 

 

Your pregnancy care 

Read about the scans, tests and antenatal care you can have on the NHS website, by clicking here.

Explore other services available through pregnancy and birth

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PREGNANCY 

Useful information when trying for a baby and having a healthy pregnancy

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PREGNANCY FAQS

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about pregnancy and birth on the Start4Life website

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SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY

Explore links, advice and support about pregnancy

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WEEK-BY-WEEK GUIDE

Better understand your pregnancy with this week-by-week guide 

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MIDWIFERY 

Midwifery services available to support new parents and their babies

Baby Sleeping

PREPARING FOR SAFE SLEEPING

Safer sleeping information from the Lullaby Trust

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SMOKING, ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCES

Alcohol or substance misuse and stop smoking support

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STAYING HEALTHY IN PREGNANCY

How to look after yourself and your developing baby

Pregnancy

SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS

Common symptoms and complications in pregnancy

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BADGER NOTES APP

About Badger Net and Badger Notes' digital pregnancy care record

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PREPARING FOR LABOUR AND BIRTH

Useful information and tips for labour and birth

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VACCINATIONS IN PREGNANCY

Recommended vaccinations during pregnancy on the NHS website 

Mothers and their Baby

PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Mental health and wellbeing for parents, partners and carers 

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BENEFITS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Useful tips and information about benefits and finance

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