Midwifery Unit to hold open evening

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An open evening is being held at Arbroath Community Maternity Unit to promote the wide range of services on offer at the maternity units across Angus.

The open evening, being held on Friday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. is aimed at prospective parents, pregnant ladies, their partners and family but everyone is welcome to come along and meet members of the Angus midwifery team and learn more about the services offered including water births, relaxation classes, self-hypnosis and the new aromatherapy service.

Members of the Angus midwifery team will be on hand to chat with visitors, answer questions and give tours of the unit and refreshments and home baking will be on offer.

Visitors can drop in at any time of the day, have a tour and a chat about water birth, natural labour and birth and aromatherapy massages.

The day will end with a yoga birth and relaxation session for mums-to-be.

Angus midwifery team leader Iona Duckett said: “We are excited for as many people as possible to come along, meet the midwifery team and our volunteers and hear about the facilities and services we offer.

“The community maternity units in Arbroath and Montrose are midwife-led services offering care to women throughout pregnancy, birth and into the postnatal period.

“Our Forfar midwives provide care to pregnant and postnatal mums and babies and women from Forfar and the surrounding area may choose to have their babies in either Montrose or Arbroath maternity units.

“We also support home births across Angus and are happy to discuss this with prospective parents.

“The Angus maternity team also runs fun and informative parent education classes, weekly relaxation classes and a new aromatherapy massage service to help women who are overdue go into labour.

“The initial feedback has been very positive.”

For more information about the open day or for information about maternity services, please phone 01241 822537.