Pregnant, have a new baby, toddler or preschooler during Covid19 (coronavirus)?

At this time we are having to do things differently, but it is just as important to look after ourselves, and there is still lots of help and support available if you're pregnant and for families with babies, toddlers or preschoolers.  Many services are continuing to offer virtual support by phone or online whilst we follow the rules of staying at home. 



Twitter; @CovidDoncaster 


Other useful links

From 'Trying' to 'Toddling'

A guide from trying for a baby, through pregnancy and up to your child’s second birthday. It's packed with useful information and advice about planning a pregnancy, staying well, and caring for your baby.  All the topics in the guide have useful links to trusted websites if you want to know more.


A range of information to help make a decision for a unplanned pregnancy.


Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Service

This leaflet explains the benefits of quitting smoking if you are pregnant, or are trying for a baby.  

Stop Smoking In Pregnancy Quit for You Quit For 2
Download (2.15MB - PDF)


Online breastfeeding course

This free course covers antenatal and postnatal includes dads/ partners (other family members). Real mums helped to develop the course to be realistic and honest that 'the early days can be tough'! 


Doncaster Health Visitors

Doncaster Health Visitors can be contacted through their Single Point of Contact telephone line, 01302 566776. The telephone line is open Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm.


Doncaster Families Information Service

Has the latest information about schools and childcare, as well as lots of other useful information.


Doncaster’s Family Hubs

Family Hubs are sharing lots craft ideas and doing story time via their Facebook pages. Follow your local Family Hub on Facebook for daily inspiration.


Doncaster Mumbler

Doncaster Mumbler has lots of information and ideas from online classes to craft ideas and other activities you could try with your children.


Parenting during Covid-19

From the World Health Organization, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so.



Light Peer Support

Light is a charity, offering support for emotional wellbeing & mental health of mums and their families, during pregnancy, birth and afterwards. The group are continuing to offer support, tips and some 'light relief' (pun intended!) online and via telephone. 

Visit the website or their Facebook Page: @LightSheffield


Anna Freud Mental Health Support

Information on how to cope during periods of disruption.


Dealing with Anxiety

Collection of resources to help understand and deal with anxiety, includes access to an online support group and webinars 


Random Acts of Kindness during the Coronavirus outbreak  


Imagination Library

‘Goodnight with Dolly’ is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading some of her Imagination Library books. 


National Literacy Trust: Family Zone

Activities to do at home that help develop reading, writing and language development. Split up by age group.


Book ideas hub

Ideas & free resources linked to reading, crafts, and stories.


Change 4 Life

Try the 10 minute shake ups.