There is plenty of support and information available to new parents through NHS, helplines and charities.
You can also get advice and support via the Brent Family Wellbeing Centres that provide a wide range of free health and welfare services.
Health and wellbeing
Breastfeeding support service is available for all families that live in Brent. The Brent Family Wellbeing Centres and health clinics offer breastfeeding support services and there is also a specialist clinic for complex feeding concerns.
For breastfeeding advice and support follow @infantfeedingsupportbrent.
When you see your GP and health visitor they will ask you how you are feeling emotionally and physically.
Perinatal mental illness affects up to 27% of new and expectant mums and covers a wide range of conditions. You can get support by speaking with your health visitor or GP.
If you’d like to talk to someone about how you are feeling you can also book a visit with your health visitor.
A health visitor will do a new baby review with 10-14 days of the birth. After that, your baby will have a 6-8 week check and a health and development review between 9-12 months.
You should also get advice about any vaccinations your baby might need.
Find out more about vaccinations and when to have them.
You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment up to 12 months after your baby is born.
It is also very important that you look after your baby's teeth. You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they start to come through and book their first visit to the dentist. Don’t worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to brushing as part of their daily routine. Find information on how to look after your baby's teeth.
If you are considering childcare for your baby, it can be helpful to research the options available. Brent council can support you with finding childcare options available in order to find the one best suited for you and your family.
If you and your child are experiencing domestic abuse, remember that you are not alone and there is help and support available.
As soon as your baby is born you can sign them up for a free library card in one of Brent's libraries.
Parent and toddler groups
Volunteer-run parent and toddler groups support families to play, learn and socialise.
Find out more about how you can support your child’s language and communication skills, visit BBC Tiny Happy People for children's language development and parenting advice.