Having a baby can be a very exciting time and people often have a lot of questions. Please find below a list of resources we hope you will find helpful before your baby arrives.  You will be offered an antenatal home visit by a health visitor and your health visitor will contact you to arrange to see you when your baby is between 10 and 14 days old, you do not need to let your health visitor know you have had your baby, the hospital will inform them.  For more information please contact your local team on one of the numbers below:


North team (Clifton) 01904 552322

West team (Acomb) 01904 555475

East team (Tang Hall) 01904 551760

To support you during your pregnancy and prepare you for your new arrival we have put together a list of websites where you can find further information.


Healthy Start Vouchers -more information and a printable application form can be found on the right hand side of this page

Healthy Child Programme                                         

CYC Yorwellbeing   (Stop smoking, health checks)

Changing Lives (Drug and alcohol issues)             

Lullaby Trust (safe sleeping)                                    

NHS Choices (health advice, find a dentist)          

NHS Immunisations                                                   

Personal Child Health Record (Red book)                                                       

Department of Health ‘off to the best start’ (breastfeeding)                 

Department of Health ‘guide to bottle feeding’                                      

Independent Domestic Abuse Service                   

Parenting Track

Find out more information what to expect during those early years from birth to three years old in the Parenting Track.


Useful documents

pdfI am on my way (0.96 MB)


York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

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