Useful links

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BSUH My Pregnancy Matters 

Run by the BSUH maternity services, this website gives you details about giving birth at both PRH in Hayward Heath and RSCH in Brighton, and about using the homebirth services. This includes tours of the labour wards and links to the booking for for your antenatal care, plus lots of information about your pregnancy and labour. 

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NCT

Information about the services and support offered by the NCT, including details of your local branches. 

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LaLeche

LaLeche have a network of trained breastfeeding counsellors who provide support options including local calls, a national Helpline, emails and social media. They also offer meet ups for peer support. 

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NHS West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group is a GP led statutory NHS body responsible for commissioning the majority of health services for local people. They are responsible for the health of the entire local population in West Sussex, and they commission (pay for) local health services including mental health care, urgent and emergency care, elective hospital services, and community care.

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West Sussex County Council Healthy Child Programme

The Healthy Child Programme teams lead and deliver the Healthy Child Programme, providing services from pregnancy to age 19. The HCP is the universal evidence-based public health programme for children and young people, which provides a range of health interventions and support, beginning in pregnancy and continuing through to the end of formal schooling.

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West Sussex County Council Early Help Services

The Early Help team works alongside district and borough councils, schools, police, probation services, health and maternity services, voluntary organisations and other family support services to provide support for children’s needs and welfare, as well as those of the family. 

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Brighton and Hove Children's Centres

Children's Centres provide services and support for parents and carers with children under five. They are a place to meet professionals and other parents, to get advice and information. This website gives information on baby groups, weigh clinics and breast feeding drop in sessions in Brighton & Hove. 

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Brighton and Hove Family Information Service

Information on a range of services, support and childcare options in Brighton & Hove, including fact sheets. 

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Brighton and Hove Health Watch

Local consumer chamption for health and social care in Brighton & Hove. 

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Unicef Guide to Bottle Feeding 

Information on how to prepare formula and sterilise equipment to minimise risks to your baby. 

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Which? Birth Choice

Information about birth choice options - answer a few simple questions to find out the best birth options for you. 

Useful contact numbers

Medical care required

If you need medical care at any time, please contact your medical care providers.  The switchboard numbers for the hospitals are: 

 

Princess Royal Hospital is: 01444 441881

Royal Sussex County Hospital: 01273 696955

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline

0300 330 0700