Essex Family Wellbeing

On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.


Make sure you and your baby are protected

Pregnant women need to have their whooping cough vaccination. You can have it at your GP practice from week 16 of your pregnancy. Planned appointments help to keep vulnerable pregnant mums safe from COVID-19.

Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.

North East Essex Maternity Services

North East Essex Maternity Services want to make sure you receive the maternity healthcare that takes account of all your health needs and preferences.



MumsMeetUp connects mums locally and across the UK, enabling them to find mums like themselves in their area and playmates for their children.

Facebook: @MumsMeetUp

Twitter: @MumsMeetUp


Health Visitors

The NHS providing advice and information on Health Visitors via their website.



BabyCentre®  the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource  reaches more than 45 million mums globally each month in 9 different languages. They reach 8 in 10 new and expecting mums online in the UK.


Download from: Google Play: BabyCentre

Download from: iTunes: BabyCentre

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy