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.


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. We 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

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.

Pregnancy and Birth Services

If you are pregnant, you can self-refer to the midwives online via the website details below. Once your information is received, you will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm your booking and contact details of your named midwife.


Telephone: 07554228297 (0900-1700, 7 days per week)

North East Essex Maternity Services

We want to make sure you receive the maternity healthcare that takes account of all your health needs and preferences.