Telephone 01467 672773
Kerry Fiddes (Health Visitor)
Anne Donn (Health Visitor)
Maureen Teague (Family Development Worker)
Health visitors work closely with midwives, practice nurses and GPs, and community services to support your whole family while you adjust to becoming new parents.
They are based in Fyfe Park within Kemnay, and will offer you support in your own home as well as in local services.
They are there to support you, not judge you, so don’t worry if you don’t look your best or think your house is looking untidy – that is completely normal with a new baby. Health visitors visit all families who are expecting or have had a baby, to offer support and answer any questions you may have, so it is important that you understand their role and how they can support you as parents.
What does a health visitor do?
A health visitor’s role is to support the health and development of babies and children until they are 5 years old and start going to school as well as parent’s health and wellbeing. They can give you help and advice on anything from feeding, routines, immunisations, and contraception, to your emotional and mental health They can offer:
- advice on your child’s growth and development
- advice about safe sleep and sudden infant death syndrome
- parenting support for mums, dads and carers
- information on local support networks such as antenatal classes, father’s groups and breastfeeding support
- support for single parents
- information and advice on minor illnesses, seeking further medical support and preventing accidents
- to supporting you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle including services such as stopping smoking or substance misuse, physical activity and healthy diets
- support with you and your family's emotional wellbeing
- your sexual health and your relationship
- communicating with your baby
- supporting your child’s development