Pregnancy and Babies

teddy in cot

Pregnancy and having a baby is a time when you need lots of support and advice.

Getting the right information will help you to give your baby the best start in life.

Find everything you need to know about pregnancy and caring for a new baby.

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust Maternity provides a single point of access for all maternity referrals in the in Sandwell and West Birmingham area. 

Maternity Self-Referral  Form and Patient Info  Pregnant women/ birthing people in the West Birmingham (City Hospital) and Sandwell areas are able to refer for maternity care to local NHS services using this link. You can also use this link to refer someone on their behalf. Please DO NOT use this link if your GP is not in Sandwell or West Birmingham.


Starting Well 

Supporting families during their pregnancy, birth and parenting journey in Sandwell. 


support for pregnancy birth and early childhood


advice on maternity paternity rights and entitlements

Money advice 

benefits and financial support


Pregnancy and Infertility Support


Health Pregnancy Tool

Tips for your birth partner

NHS advice on birth plans, labour and other practical tips for those supporting you through pregnancy and birth.

Teenage Pregnancy

Information, advice and guidance for teenagers and their families.



What happens in childbirth


5 positive ways to prepare for labour


guide to labour and child birth

Ten Tips for Birth Partners

NCT top tips for whoever supports you during labour and giving birth.

Babies and Early Childhood

Foundation Years 

information to help with newborn babies

Net Mums

website with lots of information and advice for parents


30 tips for first time parents


tips for new parents

Lullaby Trust

safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 

Infant Crying is Normal

Advice and support for parents of newborns and infants. 

Advice and Support

Mother & Baby

support line

Action for Children

parenting support

Family Lives 

help and support


confidential help for infertility and pregnancy

Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health in pregnancy 

NHS advice on mental wellbeing during pregnancy

When pregnancy goes wrong 

NHS support and advice for miscarriage and other problems during pregnancy

Fear of childbirth  

Tommy's Pregnancy Hub advice on fear and anxiety around giving birth

Mental Health during and after pregnancy

Tommy's Pregnancy Hub advice on mental health during and after pregnancy

Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health

MIND explains postnatal depression and other perinatal mental health problems, including possible causes, treatments and support options. Also has information for friends and family, including support and advice for partners.

Antenatal and postnatal mental health

NICE Guidance on questions to ask about mental health problems in pregnancy and the year after birth

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Resources and support during and after pregnancy

Page last reviewed: 06/07/2023


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