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Getting Ready for Baby – SHSCT

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Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

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Getting Ready for Baby is a new way of delivering care and supporting parents through pregnancy, preparing for labour and the early days of baby’s life.

The programme links antenatal appointments with parenting group.

By combining both antenatal check-ups with group education we hope to make it much more convenient for parents. The programme includes all the same information as our traditional ‘Parentcraft’ approach but also emphasises the importance of emotional health and wellbeing, helping parents to get to develop relationships with their baby and equipping them to give their child the best start in life.

Parents get all their appointment dates at their first visit so they can make arrangements well in advance and will see the same midwife for both their education and care, allowing them to build up a relationship.

The programme is currently targeted at first time mothers with no health or pregnancy complications.

Your midwife will advise at your booking appointment if you are eligible to take part in the programme and explain what is involved before you choose this option.

Getting Ready For Baby has been introduced through the Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) a Northern Ireland Executive/Atlantic Philanthropies Delivering Social Change Signature Programme, funded jointly by the Delivering Social Change fund, DoH, DE, DoJ, DfC, DfE and The Atlantic Philanthropies. EITP aims to improve outcomes for children and young people across Northern Ireland through embedding early intervention approaches.

Organisation Type
  • Health & Social Care
Main Age Groups
  • All Ages
Method of Access (Referral)
  • Community Midwife
Family Support Services Categories
Main Category of Services
  • Family Support
  • Parenting Support

Areas covered

  • Armagh
  • Banbridge
  • Craigavon
  • Dungannon
  • Newry&Mourne

Southern Trust Area


Getting Ready for Baby – SHSCT

  • Getting Ready for Baby – SHSCT