Accessibility tools

Antenatal

When you are around 28 weeks pregnant, the Health Visiting team will write to you and offer you the opportunity to discuss your pregnancy and your baby’s wellbeing including:

  • the support you may need for the future
  • how you feel about becoming a parent
  • the support around you including what to expect after your baby is born.

The following sections have useful advice and information including details on how to book a Bump and Beyond antenatal session and how to access our free online 'Understanding your pregnancy' guide.

Watch the video about how the Health Visiting team supports families.

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Bump and Beyond antenatal sessions

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Free Bump and Beyond antenatal sessions with the Health Visiting team are available for you and your birthing partner to attend from 28 weeks pregnant onwards. You can book your session online.

The session includes:

If you live in the Reigate, Redhill or Tandridge areas, please telephone 01737 777 700 to book)

You can view the website links provided in the session on our Bump and Beyond webpage.

 

What do I need to know?

For dads and partners

  • Advice for partners
  • DadPad - The Essential Guide for New Dads: DadPad is a free easy-to-use app for dads-to-be and dads with new babies in Surrey. DadPad can be downloaded free onto any smartphone from app stores. Dads and their partners just need to put in their postcode and select their local hospital trust.

Emotional wellbeing

 

You can visit the Healthy Surrey website for advice on your emotional wellbeing.

The Insitute of Health Visiting website also has emotional wellbeing tips.

Watch the video to find out about the Surrey perinatal mental health service.

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Vitamin D and Healthy Start Scheme

Do you know why Vitamin D supplements are important for you and your child?

Please read more on our Vitamin D page where you can also find information about the Healthy Start Scheme.

Read more about eating well during pregnancy on the First Steps Nutrition website.

 

If you and/or your children are scared, frightened, being controlled or hurt by someone you know or live with please contact:

In an emergency, call 999.

Visit the Healthy Surrey website for advice, advocacy, practical help and support.

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is free a pregnancy and parenting app which provides trusted, evidence-based information and self care tools for parents, co-parents and caregivers in Surrey. 

It aims to empower you to build your knowledge and confidence, from early pregnancy to your child’s first birthday with: 

 

  • Fun, engaging interactive features to ‘learn without the burn’
  • A huge video library – including tips on breastfeeding and the Small Wonders Change Programme for premature and low birthweight babies 
  • Out of the Blue – videos promoting mental health 
  • Support and advice particularly tailored to dads 
  • ‘Today’s information’ - personalised, bite-size daily updates  

Watch the video to find out more

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99% of parents using the app say that it’s easy to use and has helped them to take care of their children. 

Download the app from your usual app store by searching on ‘Baby Buddy’. 
 

Free online guides

Families living in Surrey can get access to free online guides that include top tips from childcare, education and NHS health experts.

Visit our Free guides: understanding your baby, child or teenager page to find out more.