Pregnancy and birth are huge events at the best of times, but if there’s a problem then things can feel unpredictable and overwhelming.
At Derian House, we can help parents to prepare for whatever lies ahead and help them to make the right decisions for them.
If you feel that you would benefit from perinatal support, get in touch.
Wherever you are in your pregnancy journey, we are here for you if you need us.
We can help reassure you while also giving you practical advice and coming with you to appointments, scans, or hospital visits.
We work closely with the Derian House Family Support Team to make sure you are given all the information and support you need.
We’re here to help the whole family understand what is happening – we can try to explain the clinical jargon in a way that makes sense.
We’ll help you start preparing for whatever lies ahead, including writing a care plan for your pregnancy and delivery, which you will be able to share with everyone involved – including your GP and consultants.
We can help you create precious memories during your pregnancy and help you to properly feel like a mum or dad. We can get excited with you when you feel everyone else around you may not be.
If you are feeling overwhelmed during pregnancy or that you need someone to talk to, there’s always someone at the end of the phone at Derian House. Whenever and wherever you need us, just ask.
Having a baby is a very special time and we’re here to support you as you go from pregnancy to being a new parent.
Our Perinatal Team is here to help reassure you while also giving you practical advice.
We can come with you to appointments and visit you and your child in the neonatal units to support you and prepare for your child’s safe discharge home.
We work closely with the Derian House Family Support Team to make sure you are given all the information and support you need, whether it be filling in forms or helping you to relax.
Step down care
We can help prepare you for a safe discharge from hospital to home.
Babies with complex care needs can often spend a lot of time in hospital, so we are here to guide and support you with your child’s medication and medical equipment so that you can care for them at home.
We are on hand for advice to make sure that you and your child go home from hospital safely so that you can be a family.
Care where it suits you best
We can provide care at the hospice or at your home – we can bring Derian to you.
Need a break?
We offer respite care for your child and your family so that you can recharge your batteries. This can be at the Hospice in our family flats, or in your home.
Emotional and practical support
If you are feeling overwhelmed or just feel the need someone to talk to, there’s always someone at the end of the phone at Derian House. Whatever you need, just ask – we will do what we can.
We offer play, music and art activities as well as organising days out so that you can relax, enjoy time with your child and make magical memories.