Partners & Families

Having a baby and becoming a parent can be both an exciting and daunting time, this section offers help and guidance to the partners and families of birthing people.

Tips for New Parents

Tips for new parents, including how to get breastfeeding off to a good start, washing and bathing your newborn, soothing a crying baby, how to change your baby's nappy, and helping your baby sleep

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Tips for Your Birth Partner

Find out how your birth partner can help during labour, such as reminding you of relaxation techniques, massaging you and holding your hand

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Registering the Birth

All births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born

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Financial Support for Families

Read more about the financial support available for you and your family

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Support for Dads

Support and guidance for new Dads

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Tell Us You’re Pregnant

There are six NHS organisations in Sussex providing maternity care, you can register yourself directly using our self-referral page.

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