A good support system gives you a much needed break when you’re overwhelmed. As well as all the laughs, love and memories, being a parent can also bring a lot of stress and worry. It is important to ask for help, from your partner, family members or friends to get relief (and sleep!) when you need it. As well as your friends and family there are a lot of support services available, from advice on breastfeeding to reassurance on your baby’s health.
You will also have support from local NHS services and your local midwives and health visitor. For around the first 10 days after your baby is born you’ll be cared for by local midwives but from then on a health visitor will be your first point of call for any help and support for you and your family.
Date of preparation: September 2016
Date of preparation: May 2016