Once your midwife has told us that you are expecting your baby, a health visitor will arrange to visit you (mums and dads-to-be) at home.
It is helpful if any family members who are going to be supporting you after the birth of your baby are present at this visit.
The health visitor will ask you about your feelings about the pregnancy, your health and will discuss your unborn baby’s health and development.
This visit will enable us to get to know you and your family and it is also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have or to discuss any worries and concerns.
Would you like to know more about your journey to parenthood? Our online antenatal course 'Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby' is a great place to get started.
The Solihull Approach antenatal online course has been developed by registered midwives and will give you practical information about pregnancy and birth, whilst at the same time introducing you to your baby.
It explains how and why those around your baby are so important, whether you are the mother, father, partner, grandparent or birth partner. It integrates the traditional information given on an antenatal course with a new approach to starting a relationship with your baby before your baby even makes an appearance!
If you would like to register to complete the course or for more information, please call the Salford Early Help Team on 0161 686 7235.
Around two weeks after your baby has been born, your health visitor will arrange to visit you all at home to find out how you are feeling and to discuss the health and wellbeing of your new baby and your family.
The health visitor can support you with advice and information about caring for your new baby, advice on feeding and safe sleeping, managing a crying baby, immunisations and any other health issues relating to your family.
Your health visitor will provide you with a variety of hand outs and links to websites at each stage of your baby’s development, such as:
Breastfeeding and nutrition
Speech and communication
Home safety and accident prevention