What do we do?
Antenatal visit: 28-32 weeks pregnant. A Health Visitor will help you prepare for parenthood and is someone you can talk to about how you are feeling. This visit will be offered to all first time parents and to other families if required.
10-14 days after birth. You can talk with the Health Visitor about how your new baby is settling in and you can ask questions regarding any aspect of their care. You can also talk about how you are feeling. The Health Visitor will also be able to advise on support and activities in your local area.
Six to eight weeks after the birth. You can talk to your Health Visitor about how you and your new family are doing. There will be an opportunity to talk about immunisations which start at 8 weeks and how you are feeling emotionally and physically.
A review of your child’s development at 9-12 months. This is an opportunity to discuss your child’s general health and wellbeing. If you are interested, your health visitor can also put you in touch with local baby groups, children’s centres or activities in your area.
At 2-2½ years we assess your child’s development.
2½ – 5 years – you can contact your health visitor to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child.
0-5 years – you can contact your health visitor to discuss any health and development concerns you may have regarding your child. This can be via the numbers above, local clinics or the telephone advisory services.
Advisory information: 0300 123 9551