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'If you were a politician what policy/law would you create for maternity services?'

Discussion in 'Competitions' started by Josie, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Josie

    Josie SMNET Co Founder Staff Member

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    We have had wonderful feedback about our SMNET Uni bags so we thought we would give one of the most popular ones away!

    All you need to do to win this gaaaawwwwwjus green Babycatcher Uni bag is answer this question!

    If you were a politician what policy or law would you put in place regarding midwifery? And why?

    This can be anything you like, the more creative the better!

    Just post away below, the winner will be announced on 16th February 2011.
  2. Mittens

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    Not very creative but something I feel strongly about!

    I would change the laws regarding breastfeeding in a public place; currently in England (Scotland have it right!) if someone makes a complaint about a woman feeding in public the police have to ask the mother to move on...It's disgusting....If breastfeeding offends people they should put blankets over their heads!

    xxX
  3. Babydev

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    I would put more funding into teaching and hiring future midwives! More midwives = better service and happier patients! :yes:
  4. Penguin

    Penguin Well-Known Member

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    Mine probably doesnt make much sense but I think that every woman has a right to see the same midwife throughout her pregnancy and birth and they should be allowed a personal number to be able to contact that particular midwife whenever they want or need to
  5. wheatleystudent

    wheatleystudent New Member

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    more investment in evidence based update days for qualified midwives. i know it sounds boring but we all need to be up to date on new developments! and how can they each students properly if they aren't well informed?
  6. Ikkle Princess

    Ikkle Princess Events Officer

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    I would make it Law that there must be 1 midwife per 2 delivery suite rooms on shift at all times, by doing this the government MUST increase funding and training and delivery suites would not be as understaffed as they currently are therefore allowing safety of the labouring woman and child to become the top priority!
  7. twinbump

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    Mine would certainly be linked with health promotion and antenatal education- with a huge focus on normality to re educate women and their families about birth as a social life event...changing the birth culture!!
    I would like to see the NHS rolling out training opportunities for volunteers (possibly women who are mums themselves or those with a passion for normal birth) so that entenatal educators (similar to BF peer supporters) can be put out in to the community offering antenatal education and health promotion opportunities in a variety of settings so that it is accesible to all women regardless of their socio economic status and ethnicity.
    I would also like to see english language lessons in community settings for ethnic minority women to enable them to a more informed choice and reduce the need for interpreters involvment potentially limiting informed choice and autonomy in pregnancy and birth.
    I think a huge focus within the antenatal education should be be on place of birth and women should be informed of the massive benefits of having their babies at home or in a midwifery led unit. within the subject of place of birth - all areas should be able to offer Midwifery led care and have a solid home birth service with additional training for community teams to support this. (considering the NCT (2009) staes that only 4% of areas were able to offer a full choice of place of birth)
    Not alot to ask is it??

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  8. Wozza

    Wozza 2nd year :D Student Midwife

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    If I ruled the world I would make it policy that children recieve education about breast feeding in schools, and that positive breast feeding images are advertised in the media.

    I don't know if thats exactly to do with midwifery...
  9. sksksk

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    The obvious ones come to mind, more funding, more HCAs etc. But I would like to see when/if I qualify the goverment funding for extra courses to keep all Midwife's knowledge and passion for midwifery alive; and broaden their skills to help pregnant ladies, and to give the best, up to date advice and tips.

    For instance I came accross this today which I found interesting...

    http://www.salford.ac.uk/course-finder/course/1769
  10. sksksk

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    Interesting thought, it's very true we live in a bottle fed society- it's not like you ever see a lady breastfeeding on soaps like corrie (all acting of course :) ) just always with a bottle.

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