Ante-natal contact and new birth visit

Ante-natal contact

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.

Online antenatal course

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.

New birth visit

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:

  • An information sheet about the role of a health visitor
  • A leaflet informing you of how we use your personal information
  • Information about breastfeeding support services in Salford
  • Think pharmacy first – information about local minor ailments schemes in Salford

Pennine Care NHS Trust: Getting it right from the start

Information available to you

General information

Safe sleep

Breastfeeding and nutrition

Speech and communication

Home safety and accident prevention

NHS Direct 111 (24 hours)

You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.

Fire service check

Telephone: 0800 555 815

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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