New project to support Mums-to-Be in Bridgwater
Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:35
SASP are launching a new project to provide support for mums to be and new mums in the BRIDGWATER area. The project will use physical activity to help emotional well-being and reduce social isolation that many women struggle with at this time in their lives.
We are working with the local GP surgeries, midwife and health visitor teams as well as the new perinatal mental health team to identify women that will really benefit from this project.
The project will offer a 6 week antenatal weekly session where the ladies will get practical tips and ideas to help them prepare for birth of their baby, such as pregnancy Yoga, stretching and breathing followed by an informal chat around topics including physiology of birth, meeting baby and infant feeding over coffee. Following this there will be a mums and babies reunion and weekly get togethers centered around offering the ladies a support group that they feel comfortable and at ease to be at, while also getting them active with activities including buggy walks, baby Yoga and pelvic floor exercises. Those ladies that commit to the project will receive a mothercare voucher and goodie bag to help them keep active at home.
The sessions will be facilitated by Laura Dyke at SASP, and led by qualified Children's Nurse, Active Birthing and Ante and Post Natal Teacher Jo Slator.
Laura Dyke Community Development Officer commented "I am really excited to be involved in this project, having two young boys myself and having struggled with my mental health I know what an important part being active can play in helping. This funded project will allow us to get to those women who could really benefit from it and through working closing with our partners we will make sure this happens".
If you know someone who will benefit from this project please get in touch with Laura Dyke on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01823 653990.