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Shifting identities.Looking after your 'self'.

In the life-changing journey into parenthood, focus shifts onto your baby’s needs and it can feel like there just isn’t time for you, or the things you enjoyed before. Many parents describe losing their sense of self, which can have a negative impact on self-confidence and emotional wellbeing. Find out more about why it’s so important to take time to look after yourself in the First Thousand Days.

One family shares their parenting story

Becoming mums

Camille and Tenielle Marshall open up about the joys and challenges of the first thousand days of their parenting journey, as a two-mum family.

"My world had changed forever, in the most incredible way, and I was left with so many new feelings. At the time, it was hard to understand it all."


Guidance, support and inspiration for new or expecting parents


Looking after your baby, looking after yourself

Bupa understands that being a new parent can be rewarding but tough. We share inspiring stories and offer useful tools and information, to support you and your wellbeing, and to help you navigate your way through parenthood and the development of your child. We want to help ensure new parents maintain equilibrium during one of the most life-changing events they will ever go through - and to reassure them that Bupa is there to support their family's health and care needs.

Pregnant or recently had a baby?

Looking after your emotional wellbeing is important for you and your loved ones.

mummatters - Health application

Here’s to new beginnings

Here’s to new beginnings

Your free and interactive tool for planning, pregnancy and early parenthood.

Bupa Beginnings - Interactive guide

Ovulation calculator

Ovulation calculator

Use this tool to help you calculate the best time to get pregnant by identifying your ‘fertile window’.

Ovulation calculator - Health tool

Bupa Food Switch


This free app can help you find out what is in the food you're eating and suggest simple, healthier options.

FoodSwitch - Mobile application


Health & Care guidance

Bupa offers a range of Health & Care products and services.


Bupa Plus programs & discounts

Bupa offers a range of discounts for members through affiliated products and services.

Bupa Parent Infant Research Institute

Parent and Baby Wellbeing Program

An initiative designed to provide support for parents with new babies to help them adjust to the changes at this exciting time.

Find out more