Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Support

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There are many local charities, groups and activities that support mums from pregnancy right through to the early years of a child's life - whatever joys and challenges this brings.

Where to start?

Your baby’s early years are important and will influence their development and future achievements. Cambridgeshire County Council’s Start for Life offer sets out the services and support available to you and your family from pregnancy to your child’s second birthday. Take a look by clicking on this link.

Mental wellbeing

If you are worried about your mental health before or after giving birth, then you can talk to your GP, midwife or health visitor about a referral to Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trusts Perinatal Mental Health Team. Find out more here.

You can also self-refer to CPSL Mind’s Supporting New Mums service. Find out more here.

Physical wellbeing

OptiMum Health & Fitness for Women offers exercise classes, workshops, coaching & other support to improve the health & fitness of women, with an emphasis on pelvic health, particularly after a challenging or traumatic birth. Find out more here.

BuggyBootcamp is an outdoor postnatal exercise programme run by BuggyBootcamp UK founder, Nicola Ostler. It’s fun, safe and gets results. Find out more here.

Yoga at the Barn is a friendly, community-spirited space that offers approachable and accessible yoga and movement classes in the village of Bourn, South Cambridgeshire. It has pregnancy yoga and postnatal Pilates sessions. Find out more here.

Activities and support

Child & Family Centres and Zones in South Cambridgeshire

Child and Family Centres & Zones in South Cambridgeshire offer groups, events, activities, courses and support for families with children aged 0-19 and some have clinics/groups for pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding. Find out more here.


GrowKids provides free pre-loved, good quality children’s clothes, toys and baby equipment for families that are struggling financially in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Find out more here.

HI Friends Mothers Circle

For mums with babies up to 18 months (older siblings welcome). A space to have real, honest conversations about motherhood. No judgement, just support. Brought to you by HI Friends but open to all, not just Histon and Impington residents. More information here.


Home-Start Cambridgeshire and Home-Start Royston, Buntingford & South Cambs supports families going through a difficult time and have at least one child under five years old. Weekly home visits by trained volunteers deal with a diverse range of concerns such as mental health, social isolation, postnatal illness, disability, bereavement, multiple births and parenting skills.


Volunteer befrienders offer friendship and support to mums aged 16-30 in Cambridge and South Cambs. Whether you are a new mum who’d like some support or an experienced mum who would like to volunteer as a befriender, Mum2Mum gives mums the opportunity to help each other. Find out more here.

Wild Babies

Outdoor sessions for parents/carers of pre-walking babies that involve strolling on buggy-friendly paths and then sitting somewhere together to chat and do a fun activity. Find out more here.

Young Parents Programme

The Young Parents Programme provides intensive personal, educational and parenting support for first time teenage and young mums and dads. It is run by the local children’s, family and youth charity, Romsey Mill. Find out more here.


How to contact

Where to go

Available throughout South Cambridgeshire District

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