Being a new parent

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Being a new parent

Your health visitor is skilled and able to talk to you about your relationship with your partner. If you feel you’re experiencing difficulties in your relationship you can speak to them for support and advice. Remember, it’s completely normal to experience ups and downs in your relationship when you have a baby. By talking to your health visitor about it they will be able to give you the support you need to make things better for you both, which will benefit your baby.


Parenting is not a walk in the park…

It is well known that becoming a parent can be a challenging time. The demands of coping with a new baby can sometimes put a strain on your relationship with your partner or other family members. Try to make time for each other and focus on the positives in your relationship.

I’m OK + you’re OK = baby’s OK

Online resources for new parents

What is the formula for a healthy relationship?

For some parents, having to maintain contact and sort out child arrangements can be a huge strain. If you have decided to separate we have some hints and tips to help you carry on caring for your child, whether you live with them or not.

Click Relationships

Click is a unique service providing early intervention relationship support from a mobile-friendly platform. Individuals, couples, families and professionals can use Click to access helpful, evidence-based support from a secure, mobile-friendly space. 

Relationships after having a baby…

Maintaining the same relationship you had before having a baby can be tough and can put a strain on that relationship. We’ve put together some information and advice on how to deal with any issues that may arise as new parents and where to go for extra help if needed.