All families need some help to give their babies the best start in life. Whether it is from healthcare professionals or volunteers, family or friends, there is a diverse range of support and services available.
A Family Hub is a place where children, young people and their families can go when they need support.
The people working in the Family Hub will be able to give you information or advice and help you to find and get support from different services in the area.
A range of services are provided from within the Family Hub, for example:
- Child development
- Infant feeding support
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Stay and play sessions
- Parenting support
- Housing support
- Benefits and welfare rights advice
- Employment and training
- SEND support
- Out of school activities
- Birth registrations
- Adult education
Antenatal care is the care you get from health professionals during your pregnancy. It's sometimes called pregnancy care or maternity care.
You'll be offered appointments with a midwife, or sometimes a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician).
You should start your antenatal care as soon as possible once you know you're pregnant. You can do this by contacting a midwife or GP.
Here you can find more information about support in Wolverhampton available during your pregnancy.
Health Visitors offer a universal service to all families with pre-school children, providing advice and support in relation to family health needs and child health promotion.
Around the seventh month of your pregnancy a Health Visitor from the 0-19 team will send you an appointment to see you. The purpose of this appointment 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 appointment, we will contact you.
All families are offered 5 mandated contacts: antenatally, within 14 days of a baby’s birth, 6-8 weeks, 9-12 months and 2-2 ½ years.
Find out more about the Health Visiting Service.
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Wolverhampton branch offers support, information and friendship to parents-to-be and parents in Wolverhampton.
For advice and information please follow the following links:
- Cost of Living Support
- Domestic Violence Information
- Drug and Alcohol Support
- 0-19 Service - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
- NHS Start4Life
- Gov.uk - Pregnancy and Birth
- NHS - Pregnancy and Baby Care
- Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health
- Twins Trust
- Pandas Foundation
- NHS - Breastfeeding Support
- NHS - Bottle Feeding Advice
- NHS - Starting Baby on Solids
- Births, Marriages, and Deaths
- Which? Birth Choice
- Embrace Wolverhampton - Sexual Health Service
- Black Country 0-18 years online health resource