Individual holding pregnant bump


What you can expect

Your team will contact you any time after your 28th week of pregnancy to introduce you to our services. The topics covered will include:

  • Assessment of the overall health and wellbeing of the mother
  • Screening for any conditions that may have an impact on mother or baby
  • Smoking in either parent
  • Folic acid and other dietary or lifestyle advice as required
  • Breastfeeding (including both parents’ attitudes)
  • Mental health
  • Feelings about pregnancy
  • Assessment of risks and protective factors
  • Parents’ relationship
  • Assessment of the father’s health and wellbeing

This will also give you an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have in relation to your pregnancy and the birth of your baby.

Visit Barking and Dagenham's Start for Life pages to find out more about feeding babies and toddlers and a range of other information and support for families experiencing the first 1001 days of a child's life, from conception to their 2nd birthday.

Antenatal session

Barking Learning Centre

2 Town Square


IG11 7NB

Every Friday, 10am to 11am