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Table 1 Womens needs and exemplars of community services and resources

From: Facilitating Perinatal Access to Resources and Support (PeARS): a feasibility study with external pilot of a novel intervention

What if I want to?

Type of service/ resource

Example of service/ resource

Improve my health, wellbeing and fitness

Local Health & Fitness services

MAMA fit

Meet new people and take part in local activities

Local Leisure activities

Everton in the Community

Learn about and prepare for being a new mum (antenatally) / Learn about activities for me & baby( postnatally)

Local pregnancy/postnatal support

Antenatal classes Pregnancy massage //Postnatal groups

Talk about how 1’m feeling

Local and national wellbeing and support services

Relate Cheshire & Merseyside/ Family Helpline

Seek advice & support

Local Advice with housing, benefits, etc

Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Learn something new or find a job

Local Adult learning

Community Centre and local College courses

Speak to a health professional

General Practitioners/Midwives

Local Health centres

Find breast feeding friendly places (postnatal only)

Local directories