Coming full circle - building a sustainable community of mothers

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Lawrence, J. and Saunders, T. 2018. Coming full circle - building a sustainable community of mothers. The Practising Midwife. 21 (3), pp. 35-38.
AuthorsLawrence, J. and Saunders, T.
Abstract

The unexpected experience of social isolation and loneliness for new mothers is a growing issue in caring for postnatal women in the UK. Inadequate support as a result of fragmented communities and extended family can leave women at risk of poor mental health with a lasting impact the woman and her family.

Mums Circle is a student innovation in midwifery practice which promotes woman-centredness by enabling new mothers to meet, make friends and build a sustainable network of support in their local area. A year on, Mums Circle has had huge success and women are self-sustaining a growing, local community for themselves and their families.

Year2018
JournalThe Practising Midwife
Journal citation21 (3), pp. 35-38
PublisherAll4Maternity
ISSN1461-3123
Official URLhttps://www.all4maternity.com/coming-full-circle-building-sustainable-community-mothers/
Publication dates
Print05 Mar 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Apr 2018
Output statusPublished
References

Bird H. (2014) ‘A Cinderella story’ Royal College of Midwives. London: RCM.

Cumberlege, J. (2016) ‘Better Births Improving Outcomes of Maternity Services in England’. National Maternity Review. London: NHS England.

Fahey J. and Shenassa E. (2013) ‘Understanding and meeting the needs of women in the postpartum period: The perinatal maternal health promotion model’, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 58(6): 613-621.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) 'The Code for Nurses and Midwives'. London: NMC

MBRRACE (2015) 'Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report'. London: MBRRACE.

United Nations (2015) 'Sustainable Development Goals: 17 goals to transform our world'. UN.

Warwick C. (2014) ‘Postnatal Care planning: Pressure Points Campaign: The case for better postnatal care’ Royal College of Midwives. London: RCM.

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