NHS Lanarkshire - parent education resources

NHS Lanarkshire - Parent education resources

 

Title

Aqua natal sessions

Additional Information

This is now provided by leisure services/various locations throughout Lanarkshire

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Title

Parenthood Classes Day/Evening sessions

Description

These classes were designed to provide women & their partners/families with consistent parent education in a supportive environment & to be reflective of their individual needs.

Delivery method

  • Leaflets
  • Book
  • DVD
  • Antenatal classes
  • One-to-one/small groups
  • Home visit(s)

Topics covered

  • Recognising the onset of labour
  • Labour stages/delivery
  • Pain relief options
  • Child health, development and safety
  • Postnatal care – mum & baby
  • General parenting skills
  • Bonding/attachment
  • Parents choice of topic(s)

Accessibility

  • Visual materials offered in different languages
  • Accessible for people in rural areas
  • Welcome fathers
  • Welcome same sex partners
  • Welcome non-partners
  • Accessible to parents for whom English is not the first language

Monitoring and evaluation

Current plans to audit & evaluate.

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Title

Early Pregnancy class

Description

The purpose of this class is to answer any questions about the pregnancy so far; & an opportunity to provide information on topics relevant to those attending.

Delivery method

  • Leaflet
  • Antenatal class (2 hour session)

Topics covered

  • Early pregnancy advice –general ailments, what to expect
  • Child health, development and safety

The importance of a balanced diet/folic acid/Vit D

Vaccinations- flu/whopping cough

  • Promote discussion on the effects of alcohol & smoking during pregnancy & beyond
  • Input from physiotherapy

Accessibility

  • Welcome fathers
  • Welcome same sex partners
  • Accessible to parents for whom English is not the first language

Monitoring and evaluation

.Currently under review

Comments on evaluation

 

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Title

Twins Sessions

Description

These classes allow us to generate discussion for women on how they may have felt when they found out they were having twins/multiples & appropriately signpost to support.

Delivery method

  • Leaflet
  • Antenatal classes
  • Hospital based education
  • Posters relating to twins/multiples

Topics covered

  • Birthing options
  • General advice on feeding
  • The differences in twins/multiples
  • Sleeping and how you cope/practicalities
  • Group taken to neo-natal unit for “walk round”

Who is it for?

  • Women having twins/multiples

Monitoring and evaluation

Currently under consideration.

Comments on evaluation

 

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Title

Baby Resuscitation

Description

This class gives attendees information on how to deal with emergency situations make them more confident in resuscitating infants.

Delivery method

  • Leaflet
  • DVD
  • Hospital based
  • One to one/small group
  • Talks and demonstration with a life-sized baby doll

Topics covered

  • Child health, development and safety

Accessibility

  • Accessible for people in rural areas
  • Welcome same sex partners
  • Welcome non-partners
  • Accessible to parents for whom English is not the first language

Monitoring and evaluation

No evaluation plan is currently in place.

Comments on evaluation

Plans to re-evaluate

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Title

Grandparents Sessions

Description

To raise awareness about the differences in the care that women receive now compared to the past, and the ways in which grandparents (many of whom will be quite young themselves) can help. Breastfeeding women are given a lot of information by their mothers, while women in Lanarkshire have traditionally fed their babies artificially. These sessions will help to avoid conflicting advice. It is not that they did a bad job in the past, but much more is now known.

Delivery method

  • Handout with topics, the participants will be able to add any subjects of interest. It will be similar to a question and answer session.

Topics covered

  • Child health, development and safety
  • Cross infection
  • Keeping fit and diet (without implying that the grandparents were bad parents)
  • The benefits of grandparents’ support to new parents
  • The sessions will also include some information about how the grandparents can look after themselves e.g. not kneeling on the floor with the baby if they find this difficult, but also being aware of the dangers of changing the baby on a table. The grandparents will also be advised to speak to someone if they have any concerns.

Who is it for?

  • Grandparents

Monitoring and evaluation

These sessions are not currently offered, no immediate plans to reintroduce

 

Comments on evaluation

 

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Title

Infant feeding workshops

Description

To provide women with information to enable informed choice on feeding

Delivery method

  • DVD
  • One 2.5-3 hour daytime workshop the midwife runs the first part of the session, and then the participants divide into groups for discussion and breastfeeding practice. Many different teaching styles are used e.g. TV, role play, brainstorming and visual/auditory aids

Topics covered

  • Child health, development and safety
  • Specific advice on breastfeeding

 

Monitoring and evaluation

No evaluation plan is currently in place.

Comments on evaluation

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Teenage Classes

Description

The classes may be offered in areas where there are a number of teenage mothers who are due at the same time. Classes are offered in conjunction with other resources such as employment and schooling.

Delivery method

  • DVD
  • Community/local project
  • Schools and job centres

Topics covered

  • Labour and delivery
  • General parenting skills
  • Social issues and life skills

Who is it for?

  • Young women
  • Partners

Comments on evaluation

Under review/discussion

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