Support at home

It is impossible to prepare for the changes that pregnancy and becoming a parent brings. It can be difficult to find time for yourself, your partner or your family when you have the 24 hour demands of a new baby to deal with. We hope that the following information will help you in adjusting to your new life together and if you have any worries about yourself or your baby.

Postnatal booklet

We have produced a postnatal booklet to help you adjust to life with your new baby. It includes information about:

  • Registering your baby
  • Identifying common health problems
  • Feeding advice
  • Postnatal exercises
  • Contraception
  • Safe sleeping
  • Mental health

Other useful information

Download the child benefit form here

Health concerns

During this period you may have some concerns about your health or that of your baby. It is important that you speak to a member of your healthcare team (such as your midwife, health visitor, GP or maternity support worker) if you have any concerns or questions. You and your family are encouraged to ask for help whenever you need it.

Emotional wellbeing, or mental health, is just as important as physical health. Find out what mental health support is available during and after pregnancy.

If you feel your child needs to attend an emergency department, the Children’s Emergency Department at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton is usually the best place for them to be seen. View this leaflet for more information about children’s emergency services at BSUH.

Contact a midwife

You can contact a midwife using the details below:

Community midwives

Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm

PRH: 01444 448608

RSCH: 01273 664794

24 hour advice

PRH: 01444 448689

RSCH: 01273 664793