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.”
Pictured is Trudy and her colleagues at Greenoaks, promoting the Trust's Values: Ambitious, Caring and Together.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 or copy the following link to veiw: https://youtu.be/nfL0vMfbV1g
A fantastic tribute to our caring midwives!