Pregnancy is very unique time but brings about its own worries, changes and challenges that can often be unexpected. The resources listed are here to help you prepare, educate and act on any issues that arise.
People who are pregnant can self refer to NHS Lothian Maternity Services .
As soon as you are aware you are pregnant please call 0131 536 2009 (Mon-Fri 0900-1700)
Your booking appointment will be arranged as well as your initial ultrasound scan.
Website offering reliable information on using medicines in pregnancy
Several contraceptive methods are suitable for women who have just had a baby and want to space their next pregnancy, or who want long term contraception
Your guide to pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenthood up to 8 weeks including looking after yourself and your baby, antenatal care, health problems in pregnancy and how to manage common issues
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Please see resources below
Founded in February 2015 by a group of mums in Edinburgh who all have personal experience of perinatal mental health difficulties
Mon - Fri
Child-friendly family and community center base in Leith providing support support groups, respite, counselling and more
Put together by mums who have all suffered postnatal depression offering support, peer groups and a full list of UK wide services