Your support Pregnancy brings about big changes to your life, especially if this is your first baby. Some people cope with these changes easily, while others find it harder. Everybody is different. If you or your partner are pregnant, it’s important to have people you can share your feelings with who can offer you support. Family and friends can provide lots of support, however, you may find it helpful to speak with people who have had or are going through similar experiences to you. There are many community support groups available throughout Gloucestershire and nationally. Useful NHS contact numbers If you’re worried about symptoms during pregnancy or after the birth of your baby, or if you need support with physical or mental health issues, find links to support and help here. Mental health It’s not unusual for women to experience mental health problems during or after pregnancy. Speak to your GP or midwife if you’re worried about your mental health. They will be able to direct you to support and help. Find out what support is available here. Find a community group Find information about local groups in your local area. Domestic Abuse There are a number of organisations who can support you if you are a victim of domestic abuse. Find out more here. Unsure you want to be pregnant? If you’re unsure about your pregnancy, you can find links to support here.