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Nurturing My Potential Dr Jen Leamon Networking Releasing The Potential By Listening. Research Abstract reviewer for International Midwifery Conference Development Towards Output 2008 I listen, I hear, I attend to what I hear, Centre for Qualitative research enhanced national / international Completion of and Presentation of the WitH ME Study at a I hear of the importance to you of being listened to. links from Master Class attendance. national midwifery conference. I feel we all have a desire, a need to be heard, Reviewer for Midwifery Journal Coordination of an action research project reviewing four I feel we have potential to grow and flourish when listened to. Links with a Midwife who commissions books: Learning from elements of the pre registration midwifery programme. Listening and attending are like a gift, Stories about Childbirth; This links my Doctorate and subsequent Completes Sept. 2007 Recognise its simple complexity, reflective professional development activity with students story July 2007 Presentation at Women & Child Health Embrace its power as a gift you can give others and others give to sharing work. Symposium you. My cross professional and School ALG Group enabled sharing, Preparation of paper for publication I am currently being reframing of ideas and affirming future action plans. supported by my Mentor Jenny Moon Jen Leamon 2007 West Howe Midwifery Evaluation: The WitH ME Study By Dr Jen Leamon & Anne Viccars Senior Lecturers in Midwifery An Evaluation of the Impact of Midwifery care provided to women and their families within the Sure Start Bournemouth Scheme at the Kinson and West Howe Children’s Centre. Sure Start Midwifery Practice The Midwives role was set up four years ago as ‘add on’ to that provided by the community midwives. Their care was aimed at hard to reach vulnerable women, including teenage mothers and drug users. Other activities included a strong public health role such as antenatal and postnatal education, supporting breastfeeding, and enabling smoking cessation in pregnancy. Over time their role has evolved. The midwives now do all of the above and provide midwifery care to a growing number of women who find it difficult to access main stream care. This includes some women with complex or high level needs, families The midwives give me with child protection or domestic violence issues. They also provide pregnancy testing and family confidence as a parent. planning advice and maintain an active involvement in the Centre activities. (Parent) The Environment Going to the centre Bumps & Babies It’s not only for your children it’s a place for us as Parents make friends; a lot of them haven’t made This area wasn’t chosen for a sure-start area for well, to meet up with other people. You know its friends before. They do see, they learn about playing no reason at all, we’re talking about an area of good for the kids but it’s also good for the parents with the child because a lot of the mums haven’t realised disadvantage, we’re talking about results if you as well, I think. (Parent.) that little babies can learn to play you can stimulate like in terms of children’s welfare, how well they them you can enjoy it, so they have learnt that and that’s do at school and all these things. just by the early years workers are great at modelling Bumps & Babies (Centre staff) behaviour: they just get on and do that. So, apart from You know, I walked into bumps and babies recently, teach them we do a lot of modelling behaviour here and there were five women sat on the floor it does, it slowly, slowly it does work. (Sure Start I think that for a lot of parents the sure start breastfeeding, I thought; Oh my God! Fantastic! midwives are the first representatives of the Midwife) (Sure Start Midwife) Centre that they see and the fact that they go so far to build up families’ trust, and most people The Centre. are quite happy that they are having a baby and The Quality of Sure Start Midwifery Care I think that the service we offer now would not be the so its quite a nice thing that they can come in My pregnancy was stressful anyway and they same service without the midwives they play a massive helped take the edge off of it and sometimes I just with that to access other services. (Centre staff) used to sit and sob and she would just sit and part in it. If we did not have midwives I think that we listen. Having somebody listen, and having no just be like other services offering early years care and time limit on things, she was here sometimes two activities like crèche and we would not be any Full report available @ or three hours. It was unconditional support, you different. I think it would affect how many parents just can’t get that anywhere. (Parent) would use it. (Centre staff) www. bournemouth.ac.uk/resgroupmi The With Me Study used a Qualitative Approach The study data was gathered via focus groups with Women, Fathers, Stakeholders, Lay and Professionals who link with the Sure Start Children’s Centre. A smaller number of individual interviews were undertaken with women unable to attend the centre and stakeholders. In both we used a semi structured approach where questions were developed from cross referencing the Government documents: The National Service Framework and Every Child Matters to identify evaluation outcomes for the study. The Study was funded by the Kinson and West Howe Children’s Centre & Bournemouth University
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