Where to find support for new parents-to-be

Parents-to-be, you are not alone. Support (and friendship) is only a click away.

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Where to find support for new parents-to-be

Parents-to-be, you are not alone. Support (and friendship) is only a click away.

2 min read 100%

Support for new parents

Whether you are looking for specialist help, medical reassurance, or just a listening ear and a virtual cup of tea, there are always people to help. We’ve curated a list of support for new parents to share.

Parenting classes and communities

Parenting classes can be a great way to meet new people, and also calm those first-time parent nerves we all experience. There’s no shame in asking for a bit of guidance. Here are a few places you can reach out to:

  • National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
    For antenatal courses and the chance to make local friendships that can last a lifetime

  • Action for Children
    Judgement-free advice and emotional support from parenting coaches

  • Bounty
    Pregnancy week-by-week, online support, parenting community and special offers

  • MumsMeetUp
    Connecting mums locally and across the UK

Phone and online helplines for parenting support

If you’re finding it tricky to talk to people face-to-face, why not seek parenting support online or through the phone?

Health Advice for new parents

Health and pregnancy can be scary. But, there is support available for those who need it. Here are a few organisations offering this:

  • Asthma UK
    Advice and support for parents of children with asthma

  • National Eczema Society
    Help and information for eczema sufferers, from newborn to adulthood

  • Pregnancy Sickness Support
    Support network is for sufferers of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and their carers

  • British Skin Foundation
    UK charity funding research into all types of skin disease, offering support and information

  • The Lullaby Trust
    The Trust raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, offers support for bereaved families and advice on safer sleep for babies

Mental Health during pregnancy

Taking care of your mental health during pregnancy is just as important as maintaining your physical health. The below organisations can offer you mental health support throughout your pregnancy.

  • Anxiety UK
    Helpline services, courses, groups and free resources

  • MIND
    Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

  • Maternal Mental Health Alliance
    Expert support with mums and babies in mind


Whether you’re experiencing allergies during pregnancy, or it’s your new baby who is experiencing an allergy, there is support and advice available for yout through the following organisation:

  • Allergy UK
    Providing support, advice and information for those living with allergic disease


Bedwetting can be inconvenient and frustrating, but there are products and information that can help you and your child beat this phase. Or, maybe there’s an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Find out more at the below resources.

  • Huggies® DryNites®
    Head here for product solutions and information about Huggies® DryNites® pyjama pants and bed mats. You’ll also find plenty of articles here that offer support and advice.

  • ERIC
    The children's bowel and bladder charity

Government bodies and benefits

Sometimes, the only thing holding someone back from enjoying their new pregnancy is the daunting wonder of how they are going to afford it. But, there is financial support for new parents. Information and how to apply can be found below.

This content should not substitute medical advice from your personal healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations/diagnosis or treatment.
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