Baby's needs before birth

When you are pregnant, there is lots you can do to support your child’s development. You can even start the bonding process before your baby is born, by massaging your tummy, and even talking and singing to your bump. Your baby will start to recognise the patterns of your voice which can create a calming effect after your baby is born.

Watch our video for advice on having a healthy pregnancy, including making sure you eat well, the importance of exercise and other top tips.

baby's needs before birth

How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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