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Partners, Pregnancy and Birth

Whether you have a partner of a different or the same sex as yourself, whether you or they have or are transitioning and whatever gender you identify as, having a supportive partner through pregnancy is vital. While pregnancy is exciting, it can also be scary and if you have complications, downright terrifying.

New Bump in Town : Kicks Counting

Movement is a great way for you to know if something is not right. The charity Kicks Count encourage us mums to keep an eye on those kicks, rolls and punches throughout your pregnancy.

New You tube Channel!

We are thrilled to announce we have a You Tube channel. Here we are showing videos such as our Facebook Ask the Midwife Live videos and fitness under lockdown and will feature more over the coming months. Here is a brief taste of Wendy’s most recent Live tour of the Spires Unit. We hope youContinue reading “New You tube Channel!”

Staying Fit During Lock Down while pregnant

So how do you stay fit while stuck in a house with a toddler. We have some ideas. Here is a short video that Keri form Fit and Healthy Mums and Vice-Chair Claire recorded.

New Bump in Town : Taking part in studies

I love studies. Yes, I am a bit of a nerd. But I love the idea that just going along for routine tests or scans can possibly help save or improve lives in the future. There is something very magical in that.

New Bump in Town : 12 Week Scan, Dating Scan

The 12 week scan (usually between 8 and 14 weeks) is often the first time you will meet your baby if you haven’t had an early scan. There they are – an actual real life baby with arms and legs and everything.

We went to a Baby Show!

And it was brilliant! The nice people at the Bumps and Babies company very kindly gave us a stall at the Kassam Stadium for the Oxfordshire Baby and Toddler Show 2020. Ably assisted by the amazing Stacey and Pauline (both midwives at Wallingford Birth centre) we had a brilliant show, meeting women and their partnersContinue reading “We went to a Baby Show!”

Working with bereaved parents to make maternity services safer – Podcast episode

At the end of September, Co-Chair Hayley took part in a podcast about baby loss and bereavement with Chief Midwifery Officer Jacqui Dunkley-Bent. Professor Jaqueline Dunkley Bent – Chief Midwifery Officer for England talks to Jessica Clasby-Monk, David Monteith and Hayley Leyshon about how we can better work with bereaved parents to make maternity servicesContinue reading “Working with bereaved parents to make maternity services safer – Podcast episode”

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