Pregnancy and the first year of life are particularly important for a baby’s development, but it is also a time when families face extra pressures, often sleep-deprived and juggling childcare. Without support, being pregnant or a new mum can feel overwhelming and lead to anxiety and low mood, making being a parent even harder.
“All parents want the best start in life for their children, so we owe it to all our mums and their babies to make it as easy for them as possible” says Dr. Melisa Campbell, public health consultant at Liverpool City Council. “If a mum has worries or cares of any kind, small or large, we can find a way to help. Because if our Liverpool mums are happy and stress-free and enjoying life – our Liverpool babies will be too.”
In Liverpool, help is never far away and there are many excellent, free services to support mums, bumps and babies. If it feels like a challenge finding the right support at the right time, ask your midwife or health visitor to make you a rapid response referral to Citizens Advice on Prescription, or ask at your GP practice to see the wellbeing link worker. Every mum and her baby are different, so whether it’s help with finances and housing, or baby massage, childcare and parenting, there is something out there for everyone.
Contact details for organisations in Liverpool that provide support for parents and young children can be found at Liverpool’s Early Help Directory.
Or just contact your GP surgery, health visitor or midwife and they will refer you to Citizens Advice or your local link worker, and they will help you get what you need.
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