In East Lothian we have recently delivered our second Pregnancy Support group, in partnership with First Step in Musselburgh. The group is run to support women Circle work with who are using substances in pregnancy, as well as other vulnerable mums-to-be in the local area. We delivered an eight week programme which included topics such as Attachment, Labour and Birth, Healthy Eating in Pregnancy and First Aid. We have also had the opportunity to work alongside other professionals, such as a midwife, the British Red Cross and Community Nutritionist, who have come along to support our sessions. A huge thank you to First Step for allowing us to use their facilities!
We’ve had fantastic feedback so far:
“I really enjoyed the group and learnt a lot from it. I thought all of the topics were useful and informative. You have made everything so simple and easy for me to understand!”
We are delighted to be running this group again along with First Step and ‘Support From The Start’. We will be at a new venue: Fisherrow Community Centre in Musselburgh. This will now be a Pregnancy café drop in, but with support around the same topics as before. We will launch this on May 3rd, to coincide with Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs May 1st-7th.