Tommy’s provides information and support to empower parents during pregnancy.
Start for Life
Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
Start for life
When you become pregnant
When you become pregnant you will have various choices ahead of you. The earlier you seek advice the more options you have. We recommend folic acid and vitamin D supplements for the healthy development of a baby and it is sensible to meet early with midwife to discuss healthy and safe nutrition and alcohol use.
Refer yourself for maternity services If you are pregnant and want to deliver your baby at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Wythenshawe Hospital, or North Manchester General Hospital, you are encouraged to refer yourself without seeing a GP or midwife.
Manchester University Hospital: Maternity services.
0161 276 6246
Maternity services at Wythenshawe Hospital
0161 291 2942
Refer yourself to a young person’s midwife if you will be aged under 18 years when your baby is due you can refer yourself to a young person’s midwife.
Planning your Pregnancy
If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy.
NHS: Planning a pregnancy
ICON – infant crying and how to cope
The Manchester ICON webpage has information on infant crying, safe sleeping, the Health Visiting service and Infant feeding team.
Manchester Health Visiting Service offers comprehensive advice and support to parents and carers of children from pre-birth to four and a half years. A health visitor is a registered nurse or midwife with specialist additional qualifications in child, family and public health who offers a range of advice and information on feeding, parenting skills, sleeping and healthy eating and a whole lot more.
Health Visiting service