Will I meet my health visitor before the birth?

Your midwife will get in touch with your health visiting team and let them know you’re expecting a baby.

Between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy you will be sent a letter explaining how to access your online antenatal support and if you meet the criteria, offer a home visit to discuss the arrival of your new baby and offer additional support. Our healthy visiting team work with staff at children’s centres and with midwives to run our antenatal groups. At these groups, you’ll learn about becoming a parent, find out what to expect during the labour and birth, and receive advice about feeding and baby care. Parents who are expecting usually attend these weekly sessions for around four weeks, and each session lasts a couple of hours.