Every Baby Matters
Welcome to the Every Baby Matters website where you can find advice and information to help give Bradford’s babies a better start in life.
This website is designed mainly to help practitioners such as health and social care professionals, housing and children’s centre workers, and partners in the voluntary and community sector find out where they access useful information to help them in their roles working with children and families.
But it also signposts to where pregnant women and new mums can find expert help and advice about looking after their and their baby’s health.
For health professionals: you can find everything you need to know about the diverse work going on across the district to improve the health of mums and their babies. Helpful contacts and links to information give you a range of support to help mums and families get the best advice.
Some of the topics included on the website are:
- early access to pre-conception, maternity and infant care
- health and nutrition of pregnant women and new mothers
- cutting down on alcohol and/or non-prescribed drugs
- cutting down on smoking
- understanding about genetically inherited issues
- Healthy Start vitamins
- help with housing, training and finance.
There is also information about how the different partner organisations across the district are working together on the Every Baby Matters agenda to help make a difference to the health of Bradford’s babies.
Details of training courses, events and resources, and the key contacts involved in this important area of work are also included.
If you work with communities in the Bradford District, you will find some useful information and key messages in our Every Baby Matters leaflet (below)
For pregnant women and mums: you can find lots of useful information and advice about looking after you and your baby’s health. If you want more advice you should talk to your midwife or health visitor, or visit www.nhs.uk for information from the NHS on local health services, healthy living, medical conditions and treatments.