New Parent's Guide
Please download our New Parent’s guide.
Emma’s Diary is a website full of information and resources for expecting mothers. No matter how many weeks into your pregnancy you are, Emma’s Diary will be able to help answer your questions.
When Should I Worry?
Please see this useful online guide to coughs, colds, earache and sore throats: www.whenshouldiworry.com/booklet (PDF)
Infant Feeding - Community Breastfeeding Support
You can find about Community Breastfeeding Support in your area, including helplines and online support: Infant Feeding (PDF)
There are five community teams, which cover designated areas of Wandsworth and Merton. To find your nearest team please visit St George’s University Hospital website.
The NHS Website has lots of information and resources, including information on getting pregnant, pregnancy and looking after a baby once it has been born.
If you are worried about coming into surgery for appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic, please watch this short video explaining how we are working to keep you and your baby as safe as possible.
Flu Vaccinations and Pregnancy
Pregnant women are a priority group for flu immunisation every year because we know that flu in pregnancy can lead to more serious complications. The vaccine is completely safe for you and your baby.
Flu is a highly infectious virus which spreads quickly, even between those not showing any symptoms. That is why the flu vaccine is still the best way to protect you, your baby, and those around you against the flu.
Maternity at St George’s Hospital
For information on the maternity services at St George’s Hospital, as well as how to self-refer to the Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU), please click here.
Children’s and Young People Services
The Wandsworth CLCH Children’s and Young People Services offers antenatal support, including health visits, antenatal groups and child clinics. Watch the following video for more information about the services offered.
Safer Sleep for Babies
The Lullaby Trust has provided this guide to safer sleep for babies in partnership with Public Health England and Unicef: www.lullabytrust.org.uk/Safer sleep for babies – a guide for parents (PDF)
St George’s Hospital Maternity Helpline
St George’s Hospital have launched a new dedicated helpline for new and expecting parents.
It is staffed by midwives and offers advice, reassurance and clinical support from 08:00-20:00, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 020 8725 2777
Diet and lifestyle during Pregnancy
Please see the following leaflet for information on diet and lifestyle during pregnancy. It gives advice on diet, vitamins, pets and many more things.
Baby Buddy App
Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.
Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy
Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy