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I’m now in a HAPPY place

Samina, 42, is mum to three daughters under the age of five, aged four, two and six months. Not surprisingly, she felt completely overwhelmed when pregnant with her third child while trying to cope with the demands of her two younger daughters. Thanks to attending the Better Start Bradford HAPPY co...


Developing a virtual antenatal offer during COVID-19

When our regular antenatal provision was put on hold due to COVID-19, we decided to develop virtual classes for pregnant women across the district to ensure they continued to receive professional advice and support during lockdown.  Our resident NHS Leadership Fellows, Dr Michelle Everitt a...


Leading UK charity Action for Children and Better Start Bradford today (Tuesday 1 May) are launching ‘Baby Steps’, a new group based educational programme designed to support expectant parents through the emotional and physical transition of starting a family. Based at Action for Children’s...


A week in the life of a midwife

OPAL Midwifery Team, Midwives, bradford

On this Mother's Day, we celebrate the people that are there in a woman's journey towards motherhood - her midwife. Steph Marriott has been a midwife for the last four years and has worked with Better Start Bradford’s personalised midwifery care pilot for the past year. Steph kindly took so...