Planning for Pregnancy Tool
Tommy’s, in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the UCL Women’s Health Institute, has developed a digital tool to help women plan for pregnancy. Parents’ weight, diet and health before conception can have profound implications for the safety of the pregnancy, and the growth, development and long-term health of their children. This tool that will tell you all you need to know about how to improve the health of your future pregnancy and child.
Planning for Pregnancy Hub
The hub includes comprehensive information about all the topics women planning a pregnancy need to know about, from healthy diet and exercise, to taking folic acid.
This Mum Moves
We know there is a lot for you to think about during pregnancy and motherhood without having to worry about how active you should be and what’s safe for you to do.
This Mum Moves is here to help guide you on your way – with online workouts for pregnant women and new mums.
The Wellbeing Plan (digital version – July 2019)
Create a Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan to help look after yourself and be prepared for after the birth. The Wellbeing plan is designed to support your emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and the first year after birth. It helps mothers and their families think through and prepare the support they may need to care for their mental health.
NHS Choices is the online ‘front door’ to the NHS. It is the country’s biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.
Healthier Together – a community initiative
The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.
Partners to Parents
Partners to Parents teaches you simple strategies to strengthen your relationship with your partner when you become parents. Having a strong, healthy relationship benefits the well-being of your whole family.
Oral health resources for families
Various online resources to support good oral health for families, including fun ways to help support children when brushing their teeth.
British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Videos
How to care for the teeth of children aged 0-3 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
How to care for the teeth of children aged 3-6 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
Hungry Little Minds
Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five.
The Department for Education’s campaign Hungry Little Minds provides valuable information and resources for parents to boost their children’s language and literacy development with fun, everyday activities.
Parents can access tips and activities and also search for activities in their area using a new postcode finder service.
BBC’s Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People offers a range of free digital resources that have been specifically designed for the initiative to support parents and carers in developing children’s language from pregnancy. They are easy to use and incorporate into everyday routines.
They include a wide range of short films, articles and quizzes that cover, in a bitesize way, the science behind baby brain development. There are lots of fun activities to do with both babies and toddlers that support language development and parent wellbeing and there are great tips for new parents too.
All the resources are rooted in evidence and have been developed with the help of leading experts in the fields of child and language development to ensure parents and carers are being offered the best advice.
Various links to different parts of the website:
Contact – for families with disabled children
Online information for families with disabled children.
Centre for Mental health – Fatherhood
The Grandparents’ Association
Information for grandparents.
The Family Fund
The Family Fund makes a difference to the lives of disabled and seriously ill children, young people and their families across the UK. They give grants that support a family, improve their wellbeing, increase quality of life and ease many of the pressures they often face.
They are a registered charity and the UK’s largest provider of grants to families – living on the lowest of incomes, raising disabled and seriously ill children aged 17 and under. Their grants bring practical and essential help that is often a lifeline to a family such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, specialist toys and much needed family breaks.