Useful information leaflets and websites

The Pregnancy Book

General advice
The Birth to Five Book
Protecting you and your baby antenatal leaflet
Antenatal Exercises Caring for your body
Postnatal group class dates 2016 
Folic acid in pregnancy leaflet 
Vitamin D and you
Help and advice in giving up smoking in pregnancy
Buckle up for you and your baby leaflet
Healthy Start – free milk, fruit, veg and vitamins for you and your family leaflet 
Group B streptococcus GBS) infection in newborn babies
Newborn Blood Spot Screening
Northern Ireland Newborn Hearing Screening Programme leaflet
Mental health in pregnancy
Women with Diabetes: Things You Need To Know
Caring for your baby at night
Baby Jaundice - Information for Parents
A Strong Pelvic Floor - aim to stay dry for life
Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome
Induction of labour booklet
The flu vaccine and pregnancy
Whooping Cough Leaflet
Your baby's movements in pregnancy
Support for Parents: How Supervision and Supervisors of Midwives can help you

Getting to know your baby
Off to a good start - All you need to know about Breastfeeding your baby
Breastfeeding support groups in Northern Trust
Antenatal education workshop on breastfeeding 2017 - Antrim
Antenatal education workshop on breastfeeding 2017 - Causeway
Parents’ guide to the joint hospital/community breastfeeding policy

Support for parents
Parents Guide to Money 
Information following the loss of your baby
Information and support services following miscarriage
Patient information on management of pregnancy loss
Abbey Surestart
Ballymena Surestart
Coleraine Surestart
Dalriada Surestart
Gold Surestart
Horizon Surestart
Family support NI

Below are a list of external websites which you may find beneficial. Please note the Northern Health and Social Care Trust does not accept any responsibility for the content of other sites of leaflets.

General information for pregnancy and birth

National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) - Guidance on Routine Antenatal Care
National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) - Quality Standards Antenatal Care
National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) - Care for Women and their Babies during Labour 
National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) - Mental Health Problems During Pregnancy and after Birth 
National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) - Postnatal Care Guidance for the Public 
Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) 
Meningitis symptoms in babies
Best Beginnings
Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association - Pain relief

Food and nutrition

Food Standards Agency 


Breastfeeding Network
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 
Baby Friendly 
Breastfed Babies
Breast feeding out and about
Milk Bank leaflet
Mothers Guide to Mastitis and breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and return to work





Premature babies

Tiny Life

Multiple births


Miscarriage and stillborn babies

Miscarriage Association 


Child Car Seat Advice
Family Planning Association
NHS travel health page 
Woman’s Aid Federation
Nexus Institute 

Page last updated:09 March 2017