NEW parents are being encouraged to speak about their worries in a bid to make the transition easier.

Becoming a parent can be a stressful time for many - with sleepless nights, worries, and anxieties that stem from having a newborn.

Barnsley Hospital e-midwife is encouraging parents to speak up about how they are feeling to help get the support and guidance they need.

The e-midwife said: “If you feel like you aren't coping and need some support, please speak to your midwife.

“We are here for you.”