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Useful links for your pregnancy journey and beyond

Page created: 04.01.22

Introduction

On this page you will find links to other organisations' websites, which give advice on a range of issues from planning a pregnancy to safe sleeping advice.

 

Planning a pregnancy

To help you find the information you need early in pregnancy, we have prepared a bilingual guide, which you can access by following this link. This guide contains the contact details for Swansea Bay Maternity Services and links to recommended websites for topics such as looking after yourself, planning for the birth and other NHS services offered during pregnancy. Please note: This guide is a PDF document which contains links throughout. 

Here are some other links:

Go to Tommy's Pregnancy Hub for a wealth of information from planning a pregnancy to birth.

Go to the NHS 111 Wales Pregnancy Guide.

Go to this page on the Public Health Wales website to find out more about pregnancy during coronavirus.

 

Once you are pregnant

Online antenatal course

FREE across Wales. For everyone around the baby: Mums, Dads, Grandparents, friends and relations.

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby - Available 24/7

For more information on how to access the free online antenatal course, please follow this link. 

Here are some other links:

Go to this website to find out more about antenatal screening in Wales.

Go to the Tommy's website for advice on pregnancy week by week, keeping baby safe, multiple pregnancies, staying healthy, mental health and wellbeing and more.

Go to this Public Health Wales website page for more advice on pregnancy.

 

Vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

The Covid-19 vaccines currently available in the UK have been shown to be effective and have a good safety record. It is important that pregnant women are fully vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and their babies.

Go to this page on the Public Health Wales website for more information on the Covid vaccine in pregnancy, including frequently asked questions and a case study.

 

Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, causes a nasty cough which can last for a couple of months. Adults and children can catch it. It is potentially very serious for young children, especially babies under six months old.

Pregnant women are offered the pertussis vaccination so they pass on immunity to their baby, protecting them until they can have their first routine vaccinations at eight weeks old.

Go to this page on the Public Health Wales website to find out more about the whooping cough vaccination.

 

Catching the flu while pregnant can lead to serious illness and increased risks for mum and baby.

Pregnant women are advised to get the flu vaccine during the autumn and winter.

Go to this page on the Public Health Wales website to find out more about the flu vaccine.

 

 

After the birth

Go to the Lullaby Trust website for lots of safe sleeping advice for baby.

Go to this page on the NHS website for information on the benefits of breastfeeding.

Go to this page on the NHS website for information on contraception after having a baby.

Parent Talk Cymru

There’s a lot of pressure on parents at the moment. Parent Talk Wales is a free and confidential service for parents of 0-19 year olds in Wales. You can get support with anything that’s worrying you about parenting or your child.

They’re on hand to support parents, when you need them. Browse their articles on the most common parenting questions from their experts. Or talk one-to-one with a qualified parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.

This service is also available in Welsh.

They're available: 

  • Monday - 12:30-19:30
  • Tuesday - 10:30-16:30
  • Wednesday - 9.30-16:30
  • Thursday - 12:30-19:30
  • Friday - 09:30-16:00

Follow this link to the Parent Talk Cymru website for more information.

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