Helping you and your baby stay healthy and happy during pregnancy

Just as important as keeping your child safe and happy is making sure you have a healthy pregnancy. There’s lots you can do before your baby arrives, from making sure you get the right vitamins to taking care of your mental health. We’ve rounded up the best support and advice available in Oldham and online during those first nine months. 

If you want to find out how pregnancy changes week by week, this NHS website is a great place to start.

This comprehensive guide will get you up to speed on what to expect during pregnancy, birth and feeding.

Health visitors from the Institute of Health Visiting for pregnancy have some advice for pregnancy and beyond:

This website has lots of information about having a healthy pregnancy and how to prepare for birth:

Struggling to give up smoking? There’s lots of advice on the NHS website.

Getting the right vitamins when you’re pregnant is important for you and your baby.

You might be entitled to help with getting healthy food and milk:

You might also be eligible for vitamins under Healthy Start. But if you aren’t, expectant and breastfeeding mums can buy vitamins for 80p and children’s vitamin drops for £1.60. Collect and buy Oldham’s Family Hubs or Children’s Centres.

Baby Buddy is an app crammed with bitesize advice on pregnancy to parenting:

It’s important to look after your mental health when you’re pregnant – and there’s lots of support available.