Published: 6 December 2018
This is a new website for parents. It contains information and advice on pregnancy and the first 3 years of your child’s life.
The site was created after research with parents and parents-to-be across Ireland.
Designed for parents, by parents
Over 4,000 parents took part in an online public survey - 20% of them were expecting a baby. Face-to-face research was also carried out. These parents included those at different stages of pregnancy and parenthood.
Parents who took part include those:
- affected by homelessness
- asylum seekers
- teenage and young parents
- the Traveller community
Their views influenced the content and design of:
- new My Pregnancy and My Child books - available in early 2019
Easy to use
The site is designed to be easy to use particularly for mobile phones, which 60% to 65% of people use to read HSE content.
Healthcare professionals wrote the content.
- parenting experts
More content will be added over the coming months. Each article will be reviewed at least once every 2 years.
If you have a suggestion or feedback, you can click the button at the bottom of each page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The website was made possible by a partnership and grant funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies. This enabled the Nurture Programme: Infant Health and Wellbeing to be established. It is a 3-year programme. It is improving information and supports for parents during pregnancy and the first 3 years of their child's life.
The Nurture Programme is a partnership between:
The Nurture Programme is a quality improvement programme for the National Healthy Childhood Programme.