Looking after your emotional health
Pregnancy is an important time for looking after your emotional well-being. The following websites offer a range of programmes and webinars to help including managing stress, anxiety or depression.
Total Wellbeing services: https://www.totalwellbeingluton.org/emotional-health-support-.html
Recovery College: https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/recovery-college/
Connect/Be Active/ Take Notice/Give/Learn
- With the people around you…family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Feeling close to other people is a basic human need and helps us function well in the world.
- Be active
- Go for a walk or run. Cycle. Play a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
- Take notice
- Be curious. Find beauty in the world around you. Savour the moment. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling.
- Keep learning
- Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
- Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Helping others helps us to feel happy.
Thinking about all of the above are important to support your well-being and help you have a healthy pregnancy.
Are you getting your 5 a day? Ask yourself:
- Have I had enough sleep?
- Have I drunk enough water?
- What did I eat today?
- Have I had enough natural light?
- Have I been physically active recently?
Parenting and Family Relationships
There are a variety of courses and one-off sessions for parents in Luton to promote positive, nurturing and responsive parenting
Safe at Home Luton is a child accident prevention programme aimed at families from pregnancy through to the child’s 5th birthday.
If you think that your child may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) you should speak to someone about your concerns- find out more on Luton’s Local Offer
Five to Thrive
Just as our child’s body grows better when you give them good food, your child’s brain grows better when you do five simple things that feed the growing brain:
Respond ● Cuddle ● Relax ● Play ● Talk