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Congratulations to Montrose Midwife Iona Duckett, who came top of NHS Tayside’s Leading Better Care project. Iona gave an excellent presentation discussing the TEA (Tool for emotional assessment), which she devised and developed.
Iona recognised that whilst physical wellbeing is regularly assessed throughout labour, emotional wellbeing is often neglected. This can result in women having negative feelings about their experiences and feelings of disempowerment. There is also evidence that this affects whether or not a woman has a normal birth.
The TEA provides a visual aid for women to indicate how they are feeling and offers suggestions for the midwife of supportive interventions to ensure the labouring woman feels safe, in control and supported throughout.
Every year the midwives in Montrose host a student study day. In 2013 we have decided to open our doors wider on the 7th of June and welcome students, doulas and midwives to join together to "Believe in Birth"
This year the theme, exploring sensitive and compassionate midwifery, will include stories and presentations from midwives and couples and will offer valuable insight into practising in a positive and woman friendly way within the NHS.
Guest speakers include Dr. Mary Ross-Davie, Kathryn Gutteridge and Sheena Byrom OBE .
We also would like to invite poster presentations and exhibition stands. For further information please contact Montrose Midwives on ; 01674 62340
Lunch is included in the price :Midwives £50, Doula’s and student midwives £25
Forfar's little diamonds sparkle
Lunch and rhyme time at Forfar
Mother and Baby Walking Group
Arbroath mum sets up a Walking Group so women who are pregnant or have preschool children can keep fit and socialise at the same time.
Forfar Jubilee babies celebration
Friday 29 June, 12.15-1.45pm, Whitehills Lintrathen Room
This generally informative and fun day is designed to promote normal birth and highlight the skills of midwifery. This year should be no exception, and the programme is varied and informal.
The Midwives at Montrose are excited to announce that our guest speaker is Lesley Page, President of the Royal College of Midwives. http://www.lesleypage.net/
Places are limited, therefore early booking is recommended. To book, please contact the unit on 01674 623401. Places cost £20.
Well done Alison
Montrose Midwife Alison Stuart has successfully completed the Preparation for Supervisor of Midwives Course and had been appointed as Supervisor of Midwives in Tayside
In countries where doctors are scarce, you can equip a traditional birth attendant with a maternity kit for safe births. The kit comprises soap, surgical gloves, clean sheets, sterile razors to cut the cord, plastic clips to secure it, gauze, sterile water for mopping up and a swaddling cloth for the babies. And that´s about everything required, except the babies names.
Please help us to help them
This year the midwives will buy safe deliveries kits instead of sending Christmas cards. If you would like to make a small donation we would be very grateful.
From all at Montrose Maternity Unit
Customer satisfaction survey
The monthly customer satisfaction survey has continued to give the team valuable feedback during 2011. This survey has been sent to every woman who birthed within the unit and those who were transferred during labour. Once again the team are delighted to report a very high level of satisfaction with maternity care. We have managed to maintain a unit which promotes normal birth, offers women support to maintain feelings of control in labour and women report feeling safe and secure throughout.
For those women who have felt they would benefit from a debriefing we have offered that opportunity.
At present we are developing a poster which will display the 2011 results in more detail.
The team welcome feedback from our service users and are always looking at innovative ways to maintain and improve your experience so please get in touch at any time.
Question of the month
This year we developed a simple way of finding out what your views are on a wide range of topics. Each month we have a written question which you can fill in anonymously and post in a box while waiting for your clinic appointment. We have been delighted with the response which has allowed us to shape our service. You have let us know where you would prefer antenatal appointments to be, what you think of our website, what you would like included in our open evening, whether you have been made to feel welcome in the unit, whether you have had to wait too long for appointments among other things.
Again the team are so grateful to everyone who has given us feedback and we will continue to ask a question a month so look out for the post box and post your response.
The Montrose Maternity Unit open evening on November 17th was a huge success. The midwives welcomed in the local community including many women and their families who use the service. Entertainment included a little taste of the Montrose experience with unit tours, informal chats with midwives, an introduction to homeopathy and a yogabirth demonstration. The usual delicious home baking rounded off the evening beautifully.
A special thanks to Kirsty, Lydia, Emily and Elaine who helped make our evening special and to all our guests.
Anyone who is interested in visiting Montrose or wishes to explore options for birth is welcome to telephone the unit at any time and arrange a visit.