Support during pregnancy and early life

Offering health advice, community resources and programmes throughout pregnancy and your babies early life.

Support during pregnancy, birth and parenthood 

It is the aim of Northumberland County Council that all children grow up in safe, healthy environments with secure relationships which are positive.

We use the framework behind the Healthy Child Programme to support this aim. 

 The Start 4 Life website has useful information such as:  

  • Tips and advice for mums-to-be on having a healthy pregnancy.  
  • Feeding and activity tips to get your baby off to the best start.  
  • Tips and ideas for dads-to-be to help their partners.  
  • Easy tips and ideas for friends and family members for helping mums-to-be.  

Support available for parents and families with young children  

Throughout Northumberland there are many Family Hubs (previously known as Sure Start Children's Centres). 

They ensure that all children get the best possible start in life. At the hubs, families with children under five can access support and information about health services, volunteering groups, education and community groups.  

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