Are you 20 or under and pregnant with your first baby?
If yes the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) can help you. FNP is a free home visiting programme for first time young mums (and dads), aged 20 or under. A specially trained family nurse visits the young mum regularly, from early in pregnancy until the child is two.
Help is given to prepare them for when they become a parent and to support them in planning and achieving their future goals too. Young parents can get in touch with the FNP direct or be referred to the FNP by their midwife, GP or other health professional.
To find out more, visit www.beh-mht.nhs.uk/FNP
020 8702 4465
Baby Buddy delivers personalised pregnancy and parenting information, taking into consideration if you are in a relationship or a single parent.
Informed Families provides a wide range of information on quality childcare, early learning and support services for parents of children and young people up to age 20, to help parents and carers make informed choices for their family.
To talk to someone call: 0800 694 1066.
If you are planning a pregnancy or already pregnant, get advice and find out more about looking after yourself and what happens next.
Useful information for a new mum
Education, Training and Employment opportunities (ETE) – ETE Guidance Officers 020 8379 5800
Ante-natal care – Health visitors or the FNP provide support with your pregnancy and thinking about the needs of your unborn baby.
Baby care – Health visitors or the FNP can offer advice on how to physically and emotionally care for your baby.
Safe sleeping – www.littlelullaby.org.uk
Breast feeding support – Health visitor, FNP, local Children’s Centre, http://www.laleche.org.uk/ and breastfeeding 24 hour helpline 0845 120 2918
What to do if you or your child is unwell - GP, health visitor, or NHS symptom checker
Immunisations – Health visitor or GP
Contraception and sexual health – SHOUT 4YP nurses Angela 07943 510 643 and Colette 07943 510 641 (9am – 5pm) or local clinics and GPs.
Feeling sad/ depressed – www.nspcc.org.uk
Childline - 08001111 http://www.childline.org.uk/
Domestic violence – Get support www.solacewomensaid.org or call the 24 hour free help line 0808 2000 347
Housing – Housing support
Benefits advice – Benefit and money support