A new animation will ensure new mums in Herefordshire and Worcestershire receive consistent, expert advice and information following the birth of their baby.
The new Maternity Postnatal Information for New Parents animation, based on an award-winning resource developed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and service users, is compiled by experts to deliver the core aspects of discharge information for new parents.
It includes important information including what to expect after birth, how to register a baby’s birth, and advice on both baby and maternal health and wellbeing.
Hazel Brookes, quality improvement midwife at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Local Maternity and Neonatal System, said: “Those initial first days after the birth of your baby can be an anxious as well as exciting time, as there are so many new things that you may be experiencing for the first time. This informative animation has proved to be a really popular resource elsewhere, and we are really looking forward to our local mums being able to benefit from the expert advice in such a user friendly and accessible way, and being able to refer back to it at any time.”
New mums will be signposted to the animation by their midwife during their pregnancy to help them prepare, as well as following birth. It will be accessible on both Trust’s websites at www.worcsacute.nhs.uk or www.wyevalley.nhs as well as through their BadgerNet maternity notes app.