NHS Borders - parent education resources

NHS Borders - Parent Education Resources

Title

Early Antenatal Class

Description

Delivered by a Womens Health Physio.Offered  to all mothers between 14 – 18 weeks.The class is run monthly.The aim of the class is to reduce muscular-skeletal problems in later pregnancy and to raise awareness of early referral.

Delivery method

Hospital

Leaflet

Topics covered

Awareness of muscular-skeletal changes during pregnancy

Awareness of good posture

Pelvic floor awareness

Importance of keeping fit and healthy.

Benefits of exercise during and after pregnancy

Accessibility

Mothers only

Monitoring and Evaluation

None at present

Additional Information

This class is currently only offered to mothers within Central Borders.There are plans to set up classes in other localities in 2014 when the new antenatal education program rolls out.

 

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Title

Parencraft Classes

Description

Locality based classes (in Health Centres) delivered by community midwives,physioand health visitors.There is a rolling programme of 5 classes to inform and enable women and their partners to make informed choices about their delivery and birth experience, infant feeding and transition into parenthood including relationship issues and coping strategies.

Couples are invited to attend from 28-32 weeks. The classes have been developed using the SAPEP

Although there is a set program,agenda setting at the beginning allows each groups’ individual needs to be addressed.

Delivery method

  • Antenatal classes
  • One to One if required.

Topics covered

  • Labour and birth
  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation / massage
  • Decision making skills.
  • Postnatal care – baby
  • Postnatal care and sources of support – mother/father
  • Infant feeding
  • Postnatal  Depression

Accessibility

  • Accessible for people in rural areas
  • Welcomes fathers/birth partners
  • Welcomes non birth partners
  • Welcomes same sex partners
  • Operates in local communities

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

None at present but it is planned for 2014.

 

Additional Information

The antenatal program has recently been redesigned using the SAPEP so that the same program is being delivered across the region. Most of the midwives and some physios have been on the training course and are familiar with the resourses. Although there is a syllabus some flexibility will be needed when delivering this due to local clientel and parents agenda.

 

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Title

Breast Feeding Support Groups - BIBS

Description
The groups are run by trained peer supporters and health visitors / public health nurses with the aim to provide ongoing support for any breast feeding mother. Pregnant mothers are encouraged to “drop in” antenatally.

Delivery Method

  • Groups run on varying days / times
  • Drop in

Accessability

  • Based in 10 localities throughout Borders (Health Centres or Community Centres)

Who is it for

  • Any breast feeding mother
  • Any ante natal mother

 

Monitoring and evaluation

None at present

 

Additional Information

Some of the support groups can only run during the school term timetable as they are based in community rooms within schools but usually the groups set up their own network of peer support during holiday periods.

 

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Title

One to One Sessions

Description

These sessions are delivered by a midwifebased within the Early Years Teamwho works with families needing additional support ie teenagers, mums with learning disabilities, drug users, mental health problems.The sessionsprepare mothers / partners with information they require to make informed choices about the birth and also begin to address some of the postnatal issues that might arise e.g. parenting skills, financial, housing, drug withdrawal, child protection issues (and the implications of that).

Delivery method

  • Hospital based education
  • One-to-one visit

Topics covered

  • Labour and delivery
  • Pain relief
  • Postnatal care and sources of support – mother
  • Substance use/withdrawal
  • Social issues and life skills
  • Keeping well, diet and exercise, mums with MHP

Who is it for?

  • Young women
  • Vunerable women
  • People with severe mental health problems.
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Substance using women

Monitoring and evaluation

Evaluation is underway.

 

Comments on evaluation

Their own internal evaluation is based on the number of women who attend the groups, numbers of one to ones. They also gather statistics on breastfeeding rates, reduction of  smoking rates, and collect data on handing out healthy start leaflets. They also closely monitor the reasons for referral e.g. teenager, mental health and keep very detailed notes about what they’ve done.

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Title

Young mothers group

Description

The midwife provides young mothers with support, peer support and health promotion.

Delivery method

  • DVD
  • Antenatal classes
  • Drop-in in Peebles.

Topics covered

  • Early pregnancy advice
  • Child health, development and safety
  • Postnatal care – baby
  • Specific advice on breastfeeding
  • Social issues and life skills
  • Who is it for?
  • Young women
  • Vunerable women
  • Partners

Monitoring and evaluation

No evaluation plan is currently in place.

Comments on evaluation

Thinking of evaluating in the future.

 

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Title

Pregnancy Book

Description

This is a resource provided by the midwife for women who have a learning difficulty or disability who find some of the other available literature difficult. It’s very visual and the women keep it with them and build it up. It helps them to take in the information in a different way, such visually or pictorially. They also use British Institute of Learning Disability BILD booklets on childbirth and pregnancy alongside it.

Delivery method

  • Book
  • One to one visit
  • BILD booklets

Topics covered

  • Labour and delivery
  • Pain relief
  • Postnatal care – baby

Who is it for?

  • Women with a learning difficulty

Monitoring and evaluation

No evaluation plan is currently in place.

Comments on evaluation

Will be evaluated next year.

 

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Title

Bumps to Babies

Description

This group is run by family support workers with input from midwives and public health nurses as required. Locality based groups, Galashiels,Hawick,Eyemouth and Duns in either family  or community centres. They provide ante and postnatal support.

Delivery method

Drop-in groups

Topics covered

  • Early pregnancy advice
  • Child health, development and safety
  • Postnatal care – baby
  • Specific advice on breastfeeding
  • Social issues and life skills

Who is it for?

  • Young women
  • Vunerable women
  • Partners

Monitoring and evaluation

No evaluation plan is currently in place.

Comments on evaluation

 

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