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Local Support

Baby Weighing Clinics

The Central Family Hub in Thatcham offer drop in weighing clinics for babies.

The clinics run every Thursday 9:30am to 12:00pm. You can drop in and use the scales to weigh your baby.

Breastfeeding Support

The Central Family Hub in Thatcham offer drop in breast feeding support clinics.

The clinics run every Friday 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Drop in if you would like some help or support with breastfeeding.

Local Maternity Services

Oxford University Hospitals

National Support

The National Childbirth Trust

Their mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

0300 330 0700



Baby crying is normal, you can cope. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying.



The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.

0808 802 6868




TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association

Tamba is a UK based charity helping people around the world. They were set up by parents of multiples and interested professionals in 1978.

01252 332 344


Baby Centre

BabyCentre® reaches more than 45 million mums globally each month in nine different languages, including eight in 10 new and expecting mums online in the UK.






Advice if you are planning to become pregnant. The aim is to plan ahead to reduce the risk of harm to the baby and to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. If you take any regular medication, or have a long-term medical condition, see your doctor to discuss any changes which may need to be made. Do this before you are pregnant ideally, in case anything might affect your baby.


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