Coming full circle = building a sustainable community of Mothers

Lawrence, J. and saunders, T. (2018) Coming full circle = building a sustainable community of Mothers. The Practising Midwife, 21 (3). pp. 35-38.

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Abstract

The unexpected experience of social isolation and loneliness for new mothers is a growing issue in caring for postnatal women in the UK. Inadequate support as a result of fragmented communities and extended family can leave women at risk of poor mental health with a lasting impact the woman and her family.

Mums Circle is a student innovation in midwifery practice which promotes woman-centredness by enabling new mothers to meet, make friends and build a sustainable network of support in their local area. A year on, Mums Circle has had huge success and women are self-sustaining a growing, local community for themselves and their families.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work
Depositing User: Mrs Joan Lawrence
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 08:43
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 08:44
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17197

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