Pregnancy and Parenting


If you are pregnant and wish to be referred to the antenatal services, to arrange your first midwife appointment ('booking') please call Maternity 1st Appointments on 0131 536 2009 and thereafter the community midwife for the Morningside Medical Practice is on 0131 536 9847. 

click here for the very useful NHS Ready Steady Baby website.

Parenting of early years

You can contact your named health visitor for advice and guidance on 0131 537 9256 for issues such as:

  • Baby and child growth and development
  • Childhood conditions, allergies and infections
  • Breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and weaning
  • Teething
  • Post-natal depression, and parental mental and physical health
  • Child behaviour issues, such as sleeping, eating, potty-training and tantrums
  • Support with parenting, family health and relationships

Parents and Carers of Pre Teens and Teenagers

The Parent and Carer Support Team have provided a very useful handout of local services in Edinburgh. Please click here to access their handout.

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