Reliable information from doctors, midwives and mothers on pain relief and anaesthesia choices for your baby’s birth. This website provides information on Pain relief in Labour Anaesthesia for C-Section, Epidural Information Card, Pain Relief Comparison Card, Headache after Spinal/Epidural, Raised BMI, GA for Unplanned C-Section, RA for Unplanned C-Section, is the free, mobile-friendly public information website of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA). Created specifically for expectant parents as well as midwives and healthcare professionals. The information on has been written by a multi-disciplinary group, ensuring that patients are offered information which is trustworthy, unbiased and scientifically proven.

Mothers' Voice

Mothers Voice is a group of local women and health professionals working together to develop women centred maternity services in the North West. The group has: Encouraged Altnagelvin Trust to purchase a Birthing Pool for the labour ward. Set up a Breastfeeding Network. Commissioned a research report on local women’s views of maternity care in the North West. You can contact Mothers Voice at, Beibhinn House, 5 Guildhall Street, L’Derry Tel: 02871 267672 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Care in the Sun

A fun, new puppet show, Percy Piglet and the Summer Picnic, is now available online to show children how to take care in the sun. The video, accompanied by a colourful book, is aimed at young children and early years groups and is available at This film is a fun way for parents, nurseries and play groups to help children age 3-6 years to learn how to protect their skin when playing in the sun.

Bounty Pregnancy App

From the best known parenting club, use the award-winning, bump to baby Bounty pregnancy and parenting app to: • Find out what to expect with day-by-day baby development & enjoyable insights tailored to your world of new experiences • Find health information direct from YOUR local hospital provided in partnership with NHS maternity hospitals and leading baby charities. • Claim FREE Bounty sample packs and discount vouchers for fantastic brands in your favourite shops. • Use the baby foot size tracker, plus watch your fetus grow to become your baby – and when your little one arrives, let the handy sleep tracker give you peace of mind. Created with nationally recognised expert advisors, the app follows the most up-to-date, accurate and trustworthy pregnancy advice from the Department of Health and the Royal Colleges and key organisations representing; Midwives, GPs, Paediatricians, Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Health Visitors, and Dieticians.

Library - Summer Opening Hours

The Summer Opening hours (July & August) for Little Hands Sure Start Community Library are as follows: Monday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Wednesday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm Thursday 9.00 am - 12 noon

National Unplugging Day

This year’s National Unplugging Day is to be held on Sunday 25th June 2017 and we are asking parents around the UK and beyond to pledge to #GoGadgetFree and spend the day from sun-up to sun-down without any technology. With traditional family values under constant attack from modern day living and a variety of mental, physical and emotional issues stemming from technology overuse it’s no wonder that people of all ages have never been more desperate to find ways to get a handle on theirs and their families digital habits and get some boundaries in place. National Unplugging Day, is a day of celebration and fun. It’s a day where we urge everyone to come together and release their inner child and break free from technology to re-connect with themselves and those they love. Agree a time with the whole family when all phones, laptops, tablets etc are turned off. Put gadgets away in a drawer and turn off the internet connection. This will help foster a "We're all in it together" attitude and help make it feel more official.

Autism NI

The Autism NI Family Service offers support to parents/carers of individuals who are on the Autism Spectrum or going through the stages of receiving diagnosis. We offer a range of services to meet the needs of families with Autism across Northern Ireland through our parent led Support Groups and Helpline. The Support Group Network provides a safe space for families to discuss concerns, identify applicable training, and propose ideas to meet emerging need/s but importantly represent Autism NI in their local communities. Contact our Family Support Team, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 02890 401 727 Website: