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November 2017

Rotherham Baby Boxes Land!

Rotherham Midwives have emphasised the importance of safe sleep by helping to launch the baby box scheme.

New parents and parents-to-be in Rotherham can now have access to a free baby box, which provides a safe place for baby to sleep along with one or two other items to help a new family get off to a good start. Colleagues Dianne Hollis, Infant Feeding Advisor and Debbie Ellis, Infant Feeding Coordinator have been instrumental in liaising with The Baby Box Company to bring the initiative to Rotherham.

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To receive the box, parents to be need to watch a short video and answer a quiz via Baby Box University (www.babyboxuniversity.com) and present their certificate to their midwife are you sure? The baby box is delivered to  the family home. The Baby Box University course is made up of short video clips, e-books and articles which share important information about safe and effective care for a young baby.

One of the main messages Baby Box aims to share is around safe sleeping and steps that parents can take to help reduce sudden infant death syndrome (SIDs).

Audra Muxlow, Head of Midwifery at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The death of a baby devastates not only parents, but the wider family and community.

“We are committed to doing everything we can to promote safer sleep and are really excited to be at the stage of handing out our baby boxes.”

Baby boxes are widely used in Finland, which has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world and now Rotherham is now just one of a few places in England where parents can benefit from them.

Audra added: “The birth of a baby is the making of a family and it is a privilege to be part of this initiative.

 

July 2017

More convenient care for new-mums and mums-to-be!

Midwives at the Trust are working towards more convenient care for women who have recently had a baby.

After mothers and their babies are discharged from hospital or have had a homebirth, they will receive their first home visit by a midwife. Most women and/or their babies also require follow up visits. Now, thanks to our innovative, caring midwives, those who require follow up appointments will have the option of attending a Postnatal Saturday clinic at Greenoaks.

This new option means that mothers, if they choose, will not have to wait in at home for a midwife and will have a specific appointment time which would be easier to plan their day around.

Follow-up appointments at the clinic are currently available every Saturday between 9.30am and 4.30pm and are often required for reweighing baby, new born blood spot tests, breastfeeding/infant feeding support and more. In addition, expectant mothers close to their due date could also attend the clinic for their membrane sweep. 

Trudy Hutson, Lead Midwife in Community Midwifery at the Trust, said: “We are really pleased to provide this alternative option for postnatal appointments and in the future, we are hoping to provide this on Sundays and Bank Holidays also.

“Many ladies who have used the clinic are saying how they prefer this to waiting in at home for  a midwife and we have found that being at Greenoaks is helpful if there are any problems with either mother or baby.

“Home visits will still be provided for those who are unwell or have no transport, however any ladies wishing to utilise this new Saturday clinic will be booked in by a Midwife at their first postnatal visit, the day after they are discharged home.

Caring is about looking after our ladies, providing support and meeting their needs. We are always looking for ways to improve care for our new-mums and this clinic will give them more options and further improves access to care.”

 

Here is Trudy and her colleagues in Midwifery letting us know what Caring means to them:

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Thank you for caring…

Here is a special ‘thank you midwives’ video developed by the Rotherham Families and Forging Families (registered charity no.1169482). 

‘A video of gratitude and affection to the super midwives of Rotherham. With love from the families in Rotherham and Forging Families’.

 

Click the video below or copy the following link into Google Chrome: https://youtu.be/nfL0vMfbV1g

     

A fantastic tribute to our caring midwives!

   

June 2017

Do you have a BFF?

   

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The Trust has been supporting National Breastfeeding Awareness Week with accessible, expert advice and support.

 
The Infant Feeding Team at the Trust have been available in the main entrance of Rotherham Hospital offering friendly advice, information and support to new mums and mums-to-be.


The theme for this year is: ‘Be a friend or find a friend to support whilst breastfeeding’. This could be a mother who identifies a friend who has supported her or believed in her to breastfeed – her BFF (breastfeeding friend)! Likewise, it may also be a breastfeeding supporter, health professional, family member or friend who can identify a mother they have supported.

Get involved by taking a selfie with a breastfeeding friend and post with a short comment and #BFF2017 on either Twitter (@RotherhamNHS_FT) or Facebook (The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust).


Anyone who requires further information on breastfeeding can read the ‘Off to the best start’ book by Start 4 Life or contact 01709 42 33 33. 

           

May 2017

Seal of approval for maternity services

Colleagues from our maternity services have recently been reinforcing the Trust’s ‘Baby Friendly Status’ after having their official plaque presented to them.

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International children’s charity Unicef awarded the Trust the status at the end of 2016 following backing from parents. The status is part of a global programme which provides a practical and effective way for health services to improve the care provided for all mothers and babies.

Debbie Ellis, Infant Feeding Coordinator was there with colleagues to collect the plaque earlier this week and said: “It is great that we have been recognised with this award. Everyone here works really hard to provide mums with the support they need to give their babies the best start in life. What is really nice about getting the award is that it was as a result of getting backing from parents.”


You can read more here.

Well done to everyone for getting this fantastic recognition for your hard work.

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