There are many local services available to offer help and support before, during and after having your baby.
Working with health visitors and midwifes
Our family centres have a strong relationship with health visitors and midwifes across Hammersmith and Fulham. For many years we have worked alongside each other to support. families as they grow and develop. There are also a range of baby clinics run by health visitors available across our centres every week.
After seeing your GP you will be allocated a midwife or midwifery clinic. Many of these clinics are in our family centres making it easy and accessible to see your midwife but will be dependent on where you choose to give birth.
Support during pregnancy
From the beginning of your pregnancy, our family centres are there to give you help, support and advice.
You can obtain free Vitamin D supplements and also seek help on issues that might making life difficult such as finances, housing and relationships.
Support after pregnancy
After you give birth, our local health visitors are on hand to offer advice and you'll also be able to come along to regular health clinics.
There's also perinatal support for mums who may have mental health problems or are suffering from pre or postnatal mental health complications. The team can see you in one of our family centres and can help you plan a pregnancy if you have been diagnosed with a mental health condition or have suffered with related difficulties during a previous pregnancy. For more from the West London Mental Health Trust.
Need help with parenting?
Make the first step and talk to one of our local Family Support workers to see how we can help. Pop into one of our family centres, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8753 6070.
Find out more
There are also a host of local support networks, birth planning groups and of course social media groups you can access for help and guidance, for example
The is great advice and useful videos about pregnancy and birth available from Family Lives.
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