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Module 2: Helping you and your baby through pregnancy and birth

Please see 'Related Links' to left of this page to access the websites containing the information referred to below.

Antenatal appointments

  • Antenatal appointment schedule

General wellbeing during your pregnancy

  • First Midwife appointment
  • Keeping well in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy week by week

Health in pregnancy and diet

  • Have a healthy diet in pregnancy NHS 
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Vitamins and supplements Start for Life
  • Vitamins in pregnancy

Vaccines – Flu and Whooping cough

  • Vaccinations in pregnancy 
  • Flu Vaccine Fact Checker 
  • Is whooping cough vaccine safe?

Antenatal screening

  • Screening tests for you and your baby

Smoking in pregnancy

  • Smoking and your unborn baby
  • NHS Stop Smoking service
  • Smokefree
  • ABL Health

Alcohol in pregnancy

  • Drinking alcohol while pregnant

Raised BMI during pregnancy

  • Overweight and pregnant
  • Pregnancy Symptom Checker - Tommy's
  • Always ask - trust your instincts

Exercise to keep women fit and active during pregnancy

  • Exercise in pregnancy
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Exercising in pregnancy - Start4Life
  • Exercise and activity in pregnancy - Tommy's

'Slimming World' in Pregnancy

  • Slimming World alliance partnership with the Royal College of Midwives
  • Find out what happens in a Slimming World group and how our programme works
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Policy
  • Resource for women before, during and after pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Post Natal Research
  • Accessibility
  • Suitable for all
  • Pricing information

What to pack in your bag for hospital

Please see document at foot of this page.

Benefits available

There are a range of links to left of this page for information on the following:

  • Free dental treatment - NHS website
  • Maternity and paternity benefits and leave - NHS website
  • Healthy Start vouchers - do I qualify?
  • Claim tax credits - Gov UK
  • Maternity pay and leave - Gov UK
  • Maternity allowance - Gov UK
  • Paternity leave - Gov UK
  • Sure Start maternity grant - Gov UK

Multiple pregnancy: having more than one baby

  • Antenatal care with twins - NHS
  • Giving birth to twins or more - NHS
  • Pregnant with twins - NHS
  • Twin and triplet pregnancy overview - NICE Pathways
  • Multiple pregnancy: having more than one baby

Peer support

  • Ferries family groups 
  • Tomorrow’s women 
  • Wirral Change 
  • Journey Men
  • Mums Matter- Wirral Mind 
  • Family Toolbox Wirral 

Additional Documents

Module 2 – 5-physical activity for pregnant women, Modified: 16/02/2021 10:16AM | Download: Module 2 – 5-physical activity for pregnant women
What to bring into hospital when having baby, Modified: 15/07/2020 10:36AM | Download: What to bring into hospital when having baby