Maternity

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity which aims to help all parents; mums, dads, grandparents, step-parents, other friends and relatives in raising happy, healthy children. They offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible and responsive services, shaped by parents for parents.

Telephone:

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you may be able to get free vouchers every week, which you swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Website: www.healthystart.nhs.uk

NCT

The NCT is UK’s biggest parenting charity. Any parent and carer can visit their website for information. Their services include:

  • Information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
  • Information on local groups that provide practical and emotional support.

Website: www.nct.org.uk

Pregnant Teenagers And Young Parents Learning Mentor

This service is for pregnant teenagers and young parents up to 18 if in full time education in Wandsworth. Young people are:

  • Supported to remain in their current education provision.
  • Provided with home tuition in core subject areas during maternity leave.
  • Reintegrated back into education after the birth of the child.
  • Supported to find more appropriate education or training placements.

Telephone:

Email: head@hhts.wandsworth.sch.uk

The Twins Trust

The Twins Trust is a registered charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. Their website is for anyone affected by the issues around twins.

Telephone:

Website: www.twinstrust.org

E-mail: enquiries@twinstrust.org

Eileen Lecky Clinic

The clinic provides a wide range of health services for people living in Wandsworth. It also runs specialist clinics for children and pregnant women.

Telephone:

Website: www.stgeorges.nhs.uk

Home Start - Bump to baby

Home Start places volunteers with parents in their own homes.  Volunteers may offer emotional as well as practical support to parents who are experiencing isolation, post natal illnesses, bereavement, multiple births or any other issue affecting their family.

Telephone:

Website: www.homestartwandsworth.org.uk

Email: enquiries@homestartwandsworth.org.uk

Neonatal Unit at St George's Hospital

St George’s Hospital’s Neonatal Unit provides specialist care for the smallest and sickest babies, including those that are born prematurely and those that require surgery. It is the regional centre for the South West London Neonatal Network. The network has 5 hospitals providing maternity and newborn services.

Telephone:

Website: www.stgeorges.nhs.uk

Teenage Pregnancy Clinic

This service is made up of a small group of midwives who specialise in the care of young parents. They support teenage parents throughout pregnancy up to the birth of their baby. This service provides a specialist clinic for pregnant teenagers. You can be referred to this service by:

  • An accident and emergency (A&E) department.
  • A genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic.
  • Other community midwifery teams.

Telephone:

Website: www.stgeorges.nhs.uk

Email: Jade.team@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy