Pregnancy & maternity

  • Tommy’s

    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

  • Baby Buddy: Pregnancy & Parent

    Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

    Google Play Store
    Download Baby Buddy on the Google Play Store

    Apple App Store
    Download Baby Buddy on the Apple App Store

  • MAMA Academy

    MAMA Academy’s mission is to empower all maternity professionals and expectant parents on stillbirth prevention methods to help more babies arrive safely.

    07427 851670

    MAMA Academy


  • Unplanned Pregnancy Options

    Find out where you can go for help and advice if you’re pregnant and not sure you want to continue with the pregnancy. This includes information about getting an abortion (also known as a termination of pregnancy).


    FRESH (Manchester)

  • 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.

  • Antenatal Care

    Recently found out you are pregnant? Find out what to expect next

    Calculate your Due Date

    Your Antenatal Appointments Explained

    Find Maternity Services Near you

  • Vitamins in Pregnancy

    All you need to know about vitamins during your pregnancy.

    NHS: Vitamins in pregnancy.

    Chorlton Family Practice Vitamin Guide.

  • 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.


  • Health Visitors

    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