Maternity Action

Maternity Action provides free advice for parents who are worried about their rights to work, benefits, tax credits and healthcare. 

The charity also provides expert advice and information for employers managing pregnant women and new parents at work.

In addition to an advice line: 0845 600 85 33, Maternity Action has also produced information leaflets on a range of issues.


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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.