Neighbourhood Midwives will have a stall at Northcote Fair this Sunday. It’s the perfect opportuntiy to come and talk to us about your pregnancy & birth, ask us questions and find out about our care.
Please find the details of the event here: http://www.northcoterd.co.uk
We want to celebrate our second birthday in style by giving away this fantastic selection of some of our favourite mum and baby products. It is available to anyone who books with us for either our Daisy, Rose or Orchid full care package throughout July and August. All of these products are beautifully made, environmentally sound and eminently usable.
We are delighted to be planning our 2nd birthday celebrations and to celebrate we have organised a picnic in Battersea Park (SW11 4PA) on Sunday 5th July. All the information is in the invite attached. Please come with friends or family, it will be a lovely afternoon (wall to wall sunshine has been pre-ordered) and we are planning some musical entertainment, birthday cake and a glass of fizz to celebrate!
Providing a woman with continuity of midwifery care in pregnancy and birth has been shown to significantly improve outcomes for mothers and babies (Cochrane, 2013). For a woman with mental health issues, the type of care Neighbourhood Midwives offers is invaluable in that it provides her not only with the clinical care she needs but also the necessary psychological and emotional support which can help prepare her for birth and to bring up her child, especially in the face of social inequality.
Giving the best possible physical, emotional and social care during this period may even help break the cycle of deprivation that is common where mothers face additional mental health and/or other challenges.
Neighbourhood Midwives have just finished a series of Parenting Courses commissioned by Wandsworth CCG. They have been very well received and have proved popular with new mums who have enjoyed meeting other mums and babies in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
“It was fantastic and a wonderful opportunity. Really good to connect with other mums.”
A further 12 courses are planned in 2015/16 across the Battersea area.
The courses comprise of 5 x 2 hour sessions held during the day and include: First Aid; baby massage; nutrition and weaning; parenting ideas as well as keeping healthy and well after a baby.
Any new mum who has a baby under 6 months and who is registered with a Battersea GP, can ask to be referred at her local practice.