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Enhanced midwifery in the Salford 'new deal' community

Waterhouse, C, Lythgoe, J and Wray, J 2012, 'Enhanced midwifery in the Salford 'new deal' community' , British Journal of Midwifery, 20 (12) , pp. 878-882. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    The ‘Enhanced Midwifery Service’ was a project to improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and new mothers beyond the ‘routine’ service within the ‘New Deal’ area of Salford. It started in 2008 and was funded for 2 years. It included the introduction of a community midwifery assistant offering individualised support: stop smoking support, parenting and breastfeeding support, which aimed to reduce isolation; specialised midwifery advice and support for women identified as anaemic. The project demonstrated the high value women placed on the individualised support, showing value for money from how the simple interventions of time and information helped women to have a more positive pregnancy experience, helping them become confident parents, in better health and more able to cope with the social and psychological challenges of life. It demonstrated the need for health professionals to ensure women understand the importance of a healthy diet and treat anaemia effectively. The mainstreaming of services confirmed its success.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Midwifery
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
    Publisher: Mark Allen
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0969-4900
    Funders: Salford Health Improvement
    Depositing User: Dr Julie Wray
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 14:45
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 14:01
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/27327

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