The Service offers a series of emails and text messages for mums, dads and partners. Parents can sign up to receive either:
- both emails and text messages
- just emails
- just text messages
You can also join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive regular emails and/or text messages tailored to your stage of pregnancy or child’s age. They cover a range of topics, including your baby’s development, preparing for labour, coping with sleepless nights, looking after your own health, choosing childcare, making sure you get the benefits you’re entitled to, and who’s there to support you.
The emails link to trusted, regularly updated sources of NHS-accredited health information, such as the pregnancy and baby guide on NHS Choices and also link to other useful sources of information about parenting, money and rights. The NHS Choices guide was originally based on the Department of Health’s Pregnancy and Birth to Five books.
The text messages will provide information and advice, plus the telephone numbers to helplines you can call for further support.