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  2. Support for families
  3. Pregnancy to birth

Pregnancy to birth

As soon as you know you are pregnant, contact our midwives. You can do this online at: Maternity self-referral | ESHT

To find out what happens when you see your midwife, see: Your antenatal appointments | NHS

Support for your mental health

Your mental health and wellbeing is important for you and your baby. Every time we talk, we’ll ask how you are and how you're feeling about your baby.

We’re here for you. You can call the midwives on:

Phone: 0300 131 5341

During your pregnancy

Your health visiting team will contact you during your pregnancy with some helpful information.

To contact your health visiting team:

Phone: 01323 463204

Email: esht.hv-duty@nhs.net

Antenatal classes and breastfeeding support

We offer free courses and sessions for mums, dads and non-birthing partners.

  • Bump and Beyond antenatal classes: Learn what to expect and how to prepare for the birth of your child. There are classes for first-time parents and refresher sessions if it is over 5 years since the birth of your last child. 
  • Breastfeeding: This is a one-off session with practical advice before your baby is born. We also run breastfeeding support drop-ins in some areas. 
  • Aquanatal: A gentle exercise class in water during pregnancy (Hastings only).

To find out how to book all these sessions, visit activities and courses.