Pregnancy and 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


  • NHS Pregnancy

    This guide includes all you need to know about trying for a baby, pregnancy, labour and birth.

    NHS: Pregnancy

  • Pregnancy Testing

    Pregnancy testing kits can be bought at pharmacies and supermarkets or can be done for free at a Sexual Health Clinic. GP surgeries do not offer a pregnancy testing service.


  • 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.

    Arrange a first contact meeting with a midwife.

    Maternity services at St Mary’s Hospital
    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.

  • 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.


  • Planning your Pregnancy

    If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. 

    NHS: Pregnancy

  • Children’s Centres

    There are a number of children’s centres across Manchester that offer a variety of friendly activities, events, help and support to families of children aged 0 to 5 years with advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families, baby massage sessions, breastfeeding support, stay and play opportunities.

    Manchester council: Find a children’s centre

  • 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.


  • The Lullaby Trust Safer Sleep Advice

    Safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death. It can give you the peace of mind to enjoy this special time.


  • Further information

    Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby.

    NHS – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide