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Young parents are well-prepared

Young mums in Nuneaton and Bedworth who have been helped through pregnancy and into early parenthood are gathering to celebrate the service that has supported them.

The Preparing Young Parents Scheme has helped dozens of teenage parents in the borough since it launched in 2005, and is the only tailor made service of its kind in the county.

The PYPS scheme provides antenatal and post-natal information and advice, as well as preparing the young parents-to-be for the birth itself.

Those who have benefited from the advice in the past and current users will gather on 22 September at Hatter’s Space, Abbey Road, Nuneaton between 1pm and 4pm.

Information from a range of people who work with teenage mums will be available. These include Bromford Housing, Connexions, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Health Promotion, local Health Visitors, the Cotton Nappy Project, and Riversley Park Children’s Centre.

While the event is not open to the general public, new parents-to-be and pregnant teenagers are welcome to attend. If you are interested please contact Jo Rathkey on Tel: 01926 742552.

Kathy Siddle, Teenage Pregnancy Officer, WCC, said: “Since PYPS began in January 2005 it has helped 52 young parents in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area, supporting them through pregnancy and into early parenthood. It has achieved this by providing antenatal and post-natal information and advice, as well as preparing the young parents-to-be for the birth itself. The PYPS scheme has been a big success and we are pleased to be holding this celebration event.”