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Leaflet: Health Visiting in South Gloucestershire

Supporting you on your parenting journey

When will I see a member of my health visiting team?

While you are pregnant

Your health visitor will arrange to see you at home before your baby is born, usually at around 28 – 34 weeks. You are also very welcome to drop into any of the baby hubs, see your health visitor and meet other parents.

The early weeks after birth

Your health visitor will arrange to visit you at home before your baby is 14 days old to support you with feeding and caring for your baby and adjusting to having a new family member.

Stay in touch with your health visiting team by dropping into your local weekly baby hub or phoning for further support if you have any concerns.

6 – 8 weeks

Your health visitor will speak with you again at around 2 month to see how things are going and how you are feeling.

9 – 12 months

Before your baby is a year old a community nursery nurse will arrange to
meet with you at a local community setting, to discuss how things are going and how your child is developing.

2 – 2 1/2 years

A health visitor will arrange to meet with you either at home or in a community
setting – this is an opportunity to review and discuss your child’s health and development.

Continuing support into school

You can continue to access support from the health visiting service until your child starts school, support will then be available from their school nurse.

The baby hub

Baby hubs are open to families with preschool children, you can drop in and see your health visitor whenever you need support.

What we provide

The health visiting service is made up of health visitors and community nursery nurses who work in the community with children and families from the pregnancy until they go to school. The service offers support for all parents whatever their circumstances.

Health visitors

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist qualifications in public health for children, young people and families. They work with families offering support and information about parenthood and early parenting. Their training enables them to provide evidence based support and information on a wide range of topics that can affect the health and wellbeing of families.

Community nursery nurses

Community nursery nurses also work alongside families, using their knowledge of child development to support parents to understand their child’s behaviour and build a loving relationship.

How to contact the team

By phone: You can call your health visiting team at any time during office hours. Teams have an answer machine so you can leave a message during times when nobody is available to take your call. If you are not sure of the number of your health visiting team you can contact the service on 0300 1245917.

In person: You can drop into any of the baby hubs across South Gloucestershire to: Meet other parents / Talk to a member of the health visiting team / Get support for feeding your baby / Weigh your baby.

Social Media

Keep in touch with the health visiting service in South Gloucestershire through
Facebook and Twitter:

Twitter: @sironababyhubs

Let us know what you think and get involved

T: 0300 124 5300*

*Calls from landlines are charged up to 10p per minute; calls from mobiles vary, please check with your network provider. This is not a premium-rate number.

Date of creation: 12/21
Date for review: 12/23
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