Shropshire Council

Antenatal and post-natal support

A range of support, information and advice is available to you if you're expecting a baby, or have recently become a parent.

If you're pregnant?

Did you know that you can contact a midwife directly on 01743 261085 or text 07797 800025 leaving your name and a contact number?

Your local midwife-led units are:

Bridgnorth: 01746 711060
Ludlow: 01584 871120
Oswestry:01691 404579
Shrewsbury: 01743 261216

We also run regular bumps to babes groups at our centres, so why not come along? These groups offer a friendly place to make friends and share experiences before your baby arrives, and during the early months of parenthood. Support workers and other practitioners are available to provide help and advice.

Have you recently had a baby?

Health visitors provide an advice line to give you information and support on a wide range of issues for families and children under five years of age. If there's no answer please leave a message and they'll call you back.

Contact your local health visitor during the week on:

Bridgnorth and southeast Shropshire: 01746 711958, 9am to 12noon. 
Ludlow and southwest Shropshire: 01588 676321, 10am to 12noon.
Market Drayton: 01630 692929, 9am to 10am 
Oswestry: 01691 663608, 9.30am to 11.30am and 4pm to 5pm. 
Shifnal: 01746 711958, 9am to 12noon. 
Shrewsbury: 01743 452300 or text hv help to 07794 279902, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.
Wem and Whitchurch: 01939 232892, 9.30am to 11.30am.