Essex Family Wellbeing
On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.
Make sure you and your baby are protected
Pregnant women need to have their whooping cough vaccination. You can have it at your GP practice from week 16 of your pregnancy. Planned appointments help to keep vulnerable pregnant mums safe from COVID-19.
Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.
Pregnancy and Birth Services
If you are pregnant, you can self-refer to the midwives online via the website details below. Once your information is received, you will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm your booking and contact details of your named midwife.
Telephone: 07554228297 (0900-1700, 7 days per week)
BabyCentre® — the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource — reaches more than 45 million mums globally each month in 9 different languages. We reach 8 in 10 new and expecting mums online in the UK.
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The NHS providing advice and information on Health Visitors via their website.
ESNEFT Maternity Update
From June 6, adults from the same household can attend 12 and 20-week scans with pregnant women at Ipswich, Colchester and Clacton hospitals. Limited visiting has also been reintroduced on maternity wards. For now, some restrictions remain in place to protect our staff, patients and their babies. This includes the existing rules around only one birthing partner being able to accompany a woman in labour.
North East Essex Maternity Services
We want to make sure you receive the maternity healthcare that takes account of all your health needs and preferences.