Ready, Steady, Baby!

Welcome to Ready Steady Baby!

Ready Steady Baby! will help you get ready for parenthood by taking you through the whole of your pregnancy - from the decision to start trying for a baby, through the antenatal care you will receive and on to advice on labour and birth. It offers advice on maternity leave and benefits and tips on caring for your baby for the first year

This comprehensive guide is for mums, dads, partners, civil partners and other primary care givers who all have a very important role to play in the care and upbringing of your baby.

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Get our mobile app

Ready Steady Baby! is now available as a free smartphone app. So it's even easier for you and your partner to find out about pregnancy, birth and early parenthood from the NHS.

get the Android app get the IOS app get the Blackberry app

Pregnant?

There's no need to see your GP - you can book direct with a midwife.

Watch our short film on what happens at your first appointment.

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