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NHS Choices Pregnancy Care Planner a comprehensive resource for midwives and expectant mums.

Managing your child’s health a booklet produced for parents of the Under 5’s in Guildford & Waverly area. Click here to access

Having a baby:

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Guildford Branch: Tel 0870 460 9631  

Twins & Multiple Birth (TAMBA):
Help-line: 10 am – 1pm; 7 pm – 10 pm
Freephone number: 0800 138 0509

Dads and Fathers to Be:  Tel: 0800 234 6346
Fatherhood Institute:
Families need Fathers:
Baby Father: Tel: 020 8498 7596 Website:

Start4Life partners Hollywood film to support healthier pregnancies

The latest phase of the Start4Life campaign has launched with cinema advertising and a partnership with the Hollywood film: ‘What to expect when you’re expecting’, to help mothers-to-be have healthier pregnancies. The partnership with Start4Life explores many of the issues parents-to-be experience and encourages them to protect the health of their baby during pregnancy by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Start4Life adverts are running in all cinemas where the film is being shown.

For further information, go to:

Post Pregnancy

‘Being Happy & Healthy: Post Pregnancy’ is aimed at new mothers and recognises that for many new mums there is a mix of happiness and stress. The sessions are an opportunity to share experiences and to find ways of coping during what can be an emotionally difficult time, partly because of the perceived pressure to be a “perfect mum”.  For further information please click here.


Baby friendly benefits and accreditation:

Department of Health website: breastfeeding

Department of Health website: bottlefeeding:

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212. ‘Need to talk to a Mum who Knows about Breastfeeding?’ Call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212 any day of the year. Lines are open 9.30am – 9.30pm. Calls are taken by trained volunteers working in their own homes.’

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline: 0300 330 5453 – lines are open 9.30am – 10.30pm every day of the week, including weekend. Calls are taken by trained volunteers working in their own homes.

Breastfeeding Network Supporterline: 0300 100 0210 – lines are open 9.30am – 9.30pm, every day of the week, including weekend. Calls are taken by trained volunteers working in their own homes.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABFM) helpline: Tel: 08444 122 949

La Leche League: 0845 120 2918 (24 hr helpline)

National Childbirth Trust Breastfeeding helpline: 0870 444 8708 (8am to 10 pm)

Pregnancy and Child Loss

Miscarriage Association Helpline Tel: 01924 200799 


SANDS: Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity Helpline Tel: 020 7436 5881     

CRUSE Bereavement Care Helpline Tel: 0844 477 9400

Cot Death: Reduce the Risk of Cot Death DOH leaflet

Surrey SANDS:   Surrey SANDS Helpline: Tel: 07817 410075

Teenage Parents

Connexions Surrey:

FREEPHONE: 080 800 13 2 19  (live webchat service with Connexions adviser)

SMS Txt: 07766 4 13 2 19

In an emergency Call: 999

Mental Health

Post Natal Depression:

Surrey postnatal depression organisation


Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI) Tel: 0207 386 0868


Samaritans Tel 08457 909090

Stop Smoking

Help with Giving Up Smoking:

One-to-one help to stop smoking: Tel: 0845 602 3608 (24-hr answer phone)

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Surrey Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service
An independent voluntary organisation  based in Guildford. Offers information and advice to people with alcohol and drug related concerns.

ACORN Tel: 01483 450256

Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Abuse 24 hr helpline Tel. 0808 2000 247

National Centre for Domestic Violence
Emergency Freephone: 0800 970 2070

Refuge 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247

Surrey Domestic Abuse 24 hr helpline: Tel. 01483 776822

Surrey Police: 0845 125 2222


Victim Support National Helpline: 0845 3030900

Safeguarding Children

Surrey County Council: people and community page:

Surrey Safeguarding Children Board

Childline: Tel. 0800 1111

FamilyLine Surrey  Tel. 0800 800 5678 (Mon-Fri 10 am-10 pm)

Family Health Advice

Children’s Centres: Advice and support services for families with children 0-5 years old: For your nearest Surestart centre log onto

NHS Direct 24 hr help line: Tel: 0845 4647

Meningitis Baby Watch: 24 hr freephone helpline Tel: 080 8800 3344

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Direct:  Tel: 0845 310 1334 (Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm)


Teenage Sexual Health

Sexwise: Helpline for Tel: 0800 28 29 30 (Mon-Sun 7 am – midnight)

In an emergency Call: 999

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