Pregnancy and Maternity

Primary Care Women's Health Forum

Here you can find the latest guidelines, patient materials and articles from a board of healthcare professionals and recommended external sources. Available free of charge to all.

Website: www.pcwhf.co.uk

HRT and Alternatives

Information for women, their partners and families about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the alternatives for treatment of menopausal symptoms.

Website: www.rcog.org.uk

ICON - Infant Crying and How to Cope

The Manchester ICON webpage has information on infant crying, safe sleeping, the health visiting service and Infant feeding team.

Website: www.manchesterlco.org

Manchester University Antenatal Care

If you have had a positive pregnancy test, it is recommended that you access maternity care as soon as possible via your GP or Community Midwife, who will complete the necessary referral into maternity services.

Website: www.mft.nhs.uk/antenatal-care

Aqua Natal at Moss Side Leisure Centre

Aqua Natal classes consist of gentle exercise in the water for expectant mums.

Telephone: 0161 226 5015

Menopause Matters

An independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available.

Website: www.menopausematters.co.uk

Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy testing kits can be bought at pharmacies and supermarkets or can be done for free at a sexual health clinic. GP surgeries do not offer a pregnancy testing service.

Website: www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk

Unplanned Pregnancy Options

Find out where you can go for help and advice if you’re pregnant and not sure you want to continue with the pregnancy. This includes information about getting an abortion (also known as a termination of pregnancy).

Sexwise (National): www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/unplanned-pregnancy

FRESH (Manchester): www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk/pregnancy-options

Active Mums

You might be anxious that having a baby means you have to forgo your usual workout routine but luckily you can still get your exercise on with one of the great mums and babies exercise classes.

Telephone: 0800 032 1806

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy