Ask Us About…Bump Bonding and Responsive Parenting

Did you know that baby’s have needs before they are born and that Responsgive Parenting starts in pregnancy?

You can help your baby’s brain develop to in pregnancy by taking time out to relax and bond with them. This can be as simple as responding to your baby’s kicks with a gentle nudge of your own.

Talking, reading and/ or singing to your growing baby and stroking your bump are also wonderful ways to increase yours and your baby’s oxytocin and promote bonding and brain development.

You can invite your partner, children and other close family and friends to start to develop a relationship with your baby in the same way.

Learning your baby’s normal pattern of movements and responding to any changes helps to keep your baby safe.

Ask your midwife about Bump Bonding, Responsive Parenting and monitoring your baby’s movements in pregnancy.

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#AskUs about… Developing Sibling Relationship

Ask your midwife about how to involve your children and partner in bump bonding.

Encouraging other family members to feel the baby move and talk, sing and read to your bump encourages family bonding and promotes baby brain development.

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#AskUs About…Skin to Skin

Skin to skin is a wonderful way to greet your baby and help them transition from the uterus in to the world.

Skin to skin has been shown to help your baby regulate their temperature, heart rate and breathing and start to develop their immune system through the colonisation of their skin with friendly bacteria.

Being close to you helps your baby to feel safe, secure and loved. When they feel like this your baby will release the hormone Oxytocin which has a wonderful effect on brain development helping your baby to be happy and grow in to a confident child and later adult.

Skin to skin also enhances the release of oxytocin in Parents . This helps to contract the uterus after birth, reducing maternal blood loss, is essential for breastfeeding and is the hormone responsible for bonding.

Ask your midwife about how you can incorporate skin-to-skin in to your birth preferences.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05/happybaby_leaflet-web-2016-2.pdf

#AskUs about…Bump Bonding

Ask your midwife about bump bonding.

You can help your baby’s brain develop in pregnancy by taking time out to relax and bond with them.

Talking, reading and/ or singing to your growing baby, stroking your bump and learning your baby’s movement patterns are wonderful ways to increase yours and your baby’s oxytocin and promote bonding and brain development.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05/happybaby_leaflet-web-2016-2.pdf

#AskUs #Antenatal #Pregnancy #BrainDevelopment #Oxytocin #BumpBonding #BuildingAHappyBaby

Your Pregnancy Matters April

Members of the Surrey Hills Home Birth Team will be in attendance at the Royal Surrey County Maternity Unit’s Information Evening: Your Pregnancy Matters, on Thursday the 20th of April.

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If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy you, and your partner, are invited to discover more about the care and services Maternity department offers.

Evening includes:
*A talk by Antenatal Education Midwife- to explore the classes on offer and the opportunity to discover the best selection of classes for you.
*Members of the Homebirth, Delivery Suite and Midwifery Led Teams available to discuss your care options.
*A talk by a Supervisor of Midwives- explanation of the role, how and when to contact, opportunity to discuss your individual pregnancy/birth plan
*A tour of the maternity unit

FREE

NO NEED TO BOOK.

18:30-20:30

Maternity Education Centre
St Catherines Ward
Level G
The Royal Surrey County Hospital
Edgerton Rd
Guildford
GU2 7xx

If you are unable to make this event the next one is planned for the 20th of July

For more information about the maternity unit, upcoming events and even giveaways,check out the Royal Surrey County Hospital Maternity Unit’s Facebook page here

Maternity Friends and Family Test December 2016

Thank you for the wonderful anonymous feedback we have received via the NHS Friends and Family Test. We appreciate that time you’ve taken out of your ¬†busy ¬†family lives to let us know how you think we are performing and to promote our service locally.

To learn more about the Friends and Family test click here