Antenatal Care

Now that you are pregnant it is important to look after your own and baby's health. Here are some top tips:


There are lots of apps available to support you during your pregnancy and view baby's development

Baby Buddy app | Best Beginnings


Talking and singing to your bump are great ways of bonding with baby and starting to build their language development

Pregnancy tips and advice - BBC Tiny Happy People

Diet and exercise in pregnancy

Keeping active and eating healthy during pregnancy are important for you and your baby.

Healthy eating | Pregnancy | Start for Life (

Emotional well being

Being pregnant can be an emotional time, but there is always support available, please speak to your midwife or health visitor for more information.

Therapy For You we will help you feel better

Free Online CBT Courses Treatments - Therapy For You Essex

The Specialist Health Visitors for Perinatal Mental Health work with your Health Visitor and other community practitioners to support parents with adjusting emotionally to becoming parents from the antenatal period to around one year of your babys life

For more information or to access the service, contact Ros: 07866609752, Jo: 07816965420, or Kerry 07977177237

Mindful Mums and Babies Southend Facebook page


Its never too early to think about how you will feed baby.


Bottle Feeding

Mixed Feeding


It is always a good idea to plan and think about ways to support baby and yourself

Stopping smoking

If you need support to stop smoking contact your local stop smoking team


We advise you to take 400 micrograms of folic acid once a day during the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy and 10 micrograms of Vitamin D once a day throughout your pregnancy.

You may be eligible for free vitamins

Healthy Start Vitamins - Healthy Start - GOV.UK (