Pregnancy & Baby

Am I Pregnant?

Am I pregnant? What should I be eating? Is it normal to be this tired? How can I help my partner during labour? Click on the link below to find out whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby.

Pregnancy & Baby

CRY-SIS Helpline

In 1981 a small group of parents, who were experiencing problems with their crying and sleepless babies, set up a support group. They discovered how important support is and how reassuring it can be to talk to someone.

Today that support group has become Cry-sis, the only UK charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems. From modest beginnings Cry-sis has become a well-respected national charity.

Further information about cry-sis 

Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)

The Early Pregnancy Unit provides services for women with complications of pregnancy such as pain or bleeding up to 16 weeks gestation.

This is an urgent clinic for pregnancy related problems, occurring from six to 16 weeks gestation. Patients come to this clinic with a variety of problems, such as:

  • Bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Hyperemesis (excess vomiting in pregnancy)
  • Previous ectopic pregnancy
  • Previous molar pregnancy
  • Reassurance for recurring miscarriage and investigations
  • We have a dedicated ultrasound service that runs every weekday morning. Patients will be seen by a nurse or be seen by the doctor if necessary in which blood tests may be taken.

How to contact us

For advice or appointments please contact the nurses on 0151 604 7450 weekdays 8.00am-6.00pm
Out-of hours helpline – 0151 604 7132

Post-Natal Depression

Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby.

It’s a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners.

It is important to seek help as soon as possible if you think you might be depressed, as your symptoms could last months or get worse and have a significant impact on you, your baby and your family.

With the right support, which can include self-help strategies and therapy, a full recovery can normally be made.

Smoking affects your unborn baby

You already know that smoking is bad for your health. We’re not here to lecture you – we’re here to help you give up. Giving up smoking can be hard, but if you’re pregnant, now is definitely the time to quit.

Start 4 Life

Whatever information you want to know about parenthood, from breastfeeding to when your baby will have its first vaccinations, Start 4 Life should be able to help you, giving you essential guidance as well as lots of free tools for having a healthy, happy baby.