Having a baby

There is a lot of information available about pregnancy. If you have not been pregnant before it can be hard to know where to start. To help you we've put together some information that will give you a good starting point.

Support and information

The NHS Choices pregnancy and baby guide has information about getting pregnant, being pregnant and caring for your new baby. You can also use it to calculate your due date and create your own pregnancy toolkit.

The NCT supports families both before birth and after. They offer antenatal classes, infant feeding support, discussion groups for new parents, drop-in groups, coffee mornings, and opportunities for new parents to meet socially. You can find details of NCT branches locally on their website.

If you are expecting twins, triplets or more, Twins Trust can provide support and guidance. Previously known as TAMBA, Twins Trust offers help in the early days and as your children grow.

Visit our section on birth for information about registering a birth in Surrey:

Children and Family Health Surrey have a range of video guides about children's sleep. They also have information about Sleep and your baby.

Finances

Gov.uk provide links to information about pregnancy and birth, including:

They also have an online calculator to help prospective parents work out what their leave and pay entitlements will be.

Childcare and schools

If you are planning to return to work or study, you can find information on choosing and arranging childcare on our childcare web page.

You may also want to think about the range of schools in your area, so that you can plan for when your child gets older.

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