Maternity

Colchester NCT

Run by local parents, we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be across Colchester and districts.

Website: www.nct.org.uk

Essex Family Wellbeing

On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.

Website: https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk

Make sure you and your baby are protected

Pregnant women need to have their whooping cough vaccination. You can have it at your GP practice from week 16 of your pregnancy. Planned appointments help to keep vulnerable pregnant mums safe from COVID-19.

Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.

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

Netmums - Antenatal & Postnatal Support

If you’re a new mum suffering from anxiety or depression you’ll find support for perinatal health and postnatal issues near you here.

Website: www.netmums.com

Health Visitors

The NHS providing advice and information on Health Visitors via their website.

Website: https://eput.nhs.uk

Pregnancy and Birth Services

If you are pregnant, you can self-refer to the midwives online via the website details below. Once your information is received, you will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm your booking and contact details of your named midwife.

Website: www.esneft.nhs.uk

Telephone: 07554228297 (0900-1700, 7 days per week)