Maternity & Parenting


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When you first find out that you are pregnant you should register for antenatal care as soon as possible. This enables us to organise maternity care for you that takes into account all your needs and preferences.

Local Support

Barts Trust Hospitals

(includes Whipps Cross and Homerton Hospital)

To access antenatal care at any of the local hospitals you need to self-refer yourself in. Please see the links below for the Barts Trust Hospitals

See the Barts Trust website for details on Maternity

See the Homerton Hospital website for details on your pregnancy

National Support

The National Childbirth Trust

Their mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Visit the The National Childbirth Trust website


Baby crying is normal, you can cope. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying.

Visit the ICON website

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.

Visit the The Lullaby Trust website

TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association)

Tamba is a UK based charity helping people around the world. They were set up by parents of multiples and interested professionals in 1978.

Visit the TAMBA website

Baby Centre

BabyCentre® reaches more than 45 million mums globally each month in nine different languages, including eight in 10 new and expecting mums online in the UK.

Visit the Baby Centre website