Being pregnant and preparing for a new baby can be both exciting and daunting. As soon as you find out you are pregnant you should make an appointment with the midwife at your local GP surgery.
Until you are around 7 months pregnant your care will mostly be provided by your GP, midwife or obstetrician.
Around the 7th month of your pregnancy a health visitor from our 0-19 team will send you an appointment to visit you at home. The purpose of this visit is to get to know you a little and to help us understand if there is anything we can help you with before your little one arrives. You don’t need to contact us to arrange your home visit, we will contact you.
If there have been any complications of difficulties during your pregnancy the 0-19 team may work alongside other professionals to ensure you, your family and developing baby receive all the services, care and support you need.
For parents-to-be, there’s a range of advice available through our “Resources for new parents” section of the website.
A new set of FREE online courses are available for people across Kirklees and one of the courses is:
This course is suitable for everyone around the baby – mums, dads, grandparents, friends and relations.
For more information and to access the course (and the others available for free) please visit our TK parents page.
Preparation for Parenthood
If this is your first baby there is a course called Preparation for Parenthood available to you and you partner. The course runs for 6 weeks (5 sessions when you are pregnant and 1 session after your baby’s birth) and is free of charge – however, it is provided on a first come first served basis and is very popular so get booking early.
To book on to this course contact our teams on 030 3330 9820 (if you live in the ‘Dewsbury and Batley side’ of Kirklees) or 030 3330 9974 (if you live in the Huddersfield side). Ask your midwife about this.
Family Nurse Partnership
If you are under 18 years of age and pregnant you may be eligible for our Family Nurse Partnership Programme (FNP). Ask your midwife for more details and a referral or contact FNP on 030 3330 9933 or LCP.LocalaFNP@nhs.net. For further information on Family Nurse Partnership please visit www.fnp.nhs.uk
There are many choices to make and information you will need to keep you and your baby healthy and safe. Your midwife, health visitor or family nurse can give you all this information, but you may also want to read up for yourself so see the links below.
Contact us via the “Request Support” button below or telephone 0300 304 5555.