Ask a midwife
Facebook page where mums and mums-to-be can air their questions and concerns
Midwife Rebecca Tranter talks about the new service available for mums and mums-to-be, Maternity Direct.
“Today (5th May) is “International Day of the Midwife”. I am proud to be a midwife and have been now for over 20 years! Midwives are here to help women to have healthy pregnancies, care and assist women to give birth and to help care for their newborn. It’s a privileged ‘job’. For midwives, standing still has never been an option. So, like the world around us we are embracing social media as an important tool to advise and support mums, mums-to-be and their families.
“There is now a free, social media service operated by experienced midwives from Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals (BTUH). Our Facebook Maternity Direct page features daily posts about health, things happening in the press, how partners can help, pre, during and post pregnancy advice etc.
“Like pregnancy itself every day is different, but one thing’s for sure you’re not alone, we can laugh, cry and have the occasional moan together – and as our page is midwife led you can be assured that everything we do we’ll be safe caring excellent….together.
“We will keep your interest at our heart and provide you with sound evidence based advice and support. Visit our page – message us with your non-urgent questions and concerns – we are here to help, and if we do help – give us a ‘like’ and spread the word. Although Facebook is our primary social media outlet, we also have a Twitter page - @maternitydirect here you will find regular ‘tweets’ on current topics of interest.”