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CategoryPregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Healthy Start is a national scheme which helps to give you and your family the very best start in life. With Healthy Start, every week you get FREE vouchers to spend on milk, fruit and veg, and infant formula milk. You also get FREE vitamins for you and your child. You qualify for Healthy Start if you’re pregnant (10 weeks or more) and/or have a child/children under the age of four and if you or your family receive the following benefits: Income support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income…
Maternity Action works to end inequality and promote the health and well-being of all pregnant women, their partners and children from before conception through to the child's early years. We offer online information sheets that cover a range of topics including rights at work, benefits, maternity discrimination, breastfeeding and entitlements for women with different immigration statuses (including refugees, asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers, EU nationals, indefinite leave to remain, undocumented women, trafficked women, and women with 'no recourse to…
Midwives in the Maternity Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust make routine inquiries regarding domestic violence (DV) when women access the service. This enables identification of where DV is occuring and an appropriate response or referral-on. It is a particularly important service given women's increased risk of DV during pregnancy.