Further information

You can find out more about pregnancy and planning a pregnancy from the following places:

Start 4 Life


Tips and advice on having a healthy pregnancy.

Best Beginnings Baby Buddy


An award-winning free app that guides you through pregnancy, birth, parenting and beyond.

NCT (National Childbirth Trust)

Enquiries line: 0300 33 00 770
Information on pre-pregnancy care and health of pregnant women. Local antenatal classes, postnatal support groups and breastfeeding counsellors.

Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood

Helpline: 0800 018 4730
Textphone: 0800 018 9949
Information and support for disabled people who are parents or planning a pregnancy. Produces resources for deaf and visually impaired people on pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood.

Miscarriage Association

Tel: 01924 200 799
For help and support with miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.


Information and publications on pre-pregnancy health, pregnancy, miscarriage and stillbirth.

NHS Smokefree

Advice on how to stop smoking.

Healthy Start

Information on healthy eating in pregnancy, breastfeeding and for families. Offers free vouchers which can be exchanged for vitamins, milk, fresh fruit and vegetables.


Tel: 0300 100 1234
Offers relationship counselling.

Fertility Network UK

Tel: 0121 323 5025
Information and support for people coping with infertility.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

Tel: 020 7291 8200
Information on assisted conception and services.

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This website can only give you general information. Our information about planning a pregnancy is based on evidence-guided research from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Contact your doctor, practice nurse or a contraception clinic if you're worried or unsure about anything.