Supporting the pregnancy journey

Northamptonshire maternity services

We are committed to supporting people throughout their pregnancy journey. We want to help you understand your options and make informed choices about the care that is available.

The Northamptonshire Maternity Services website provides advice during every stage of pregnancy and beyond.


Support for new fathers

DadPad is our essential guide for new dads. It is a free app solely for dads-to-be in our community.

DadPad provides dads-to-be with the knowledge and practical skills they need to be able to support themselves and their partner during parenthood. This app helps new fathers to give their baby the best possible start in life.

The app covers topics such as:

  • Feeding, holding, changing and cleaning your baby
  • Surviving without sleep
  • When the crying won’t stop
  • Safe sleeping
  • Getting to know your baby
  • The Human Baby: What’s it all about?
  • Washing your baby
  • Home safety and first aid
  • Looking after yourself and supporting your partner.

The DadPad app is available for free. To download the app, enter search ‘DadPad’ in the Apple app store or Google Play on your phone or tablet.

Once the app is installed, enter your postcode and select your local area or hospital.

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Useful links

Useful links to maternity and children services include: