Helping hand for pregnant mums in Woking
By mattcollison | Thursday, February 28, 2013, 16:40
EXPECTANT mothers and women trying for a baby are invited to come along to a help and advice event in Woking town centre on Saturday, March 9.
Midwives and obstetricians from Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals and representatives from the local National Childbirth Trust (NCT) will be running the free session at Wolsey Place Shopping Centre.
The display stand will be a one-stop-shop to find out everything you need about local services to support you through your pregnancy and birth. Located close to Sainsbury's Supermarket in Wolsey Place, it will be manned between 9am and 5pm and everyone is welcome to stop by, ask any questions and pick up information and even some free goodies.
Community Midwifery Manager Theresa Spink said: "We offer a wide range of services at Ashford and St Peter's so want to go out into the community and spread the word. Many women in Woking choose to have their baby with us and we hope this will increase even further when our new midwifery-led birthing centre is built later this year."
"We will be the only hospital in the area with a separate purpose-built birthing centre, providing a very different type of home-from-home birthing experience. Each room will offer birthing pool facilities and be set-up in a very calm and non-clinical way. I suggest people pop down to our stand on the 9th March to find out more and take a look at the plans."
Donna Hunt, NCT representative added: "The NCT is the UK's largest charity for parents and offers loads of advice, support and classes before and after the birth. We will have lots of information to give out on the stand and are also hosting a 'Nearly New Sale' at the nearby Trinity Methodist Church on Brewery Road between 3.30pm and 5pm."
The stand will also be visited by the Mayor and Mayoress of Woking, President of the NCT Sue Saxey and Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals Chairman Aileen McLeish at 11.45am.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about their local maternity services is welcome to go along.