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Refugee Action: 'Mothers: know your rights'

This booklet is available in 5 languages. Scroll down to locate the booklet and the appropriate language.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:36]

Mothers in exile: maternity experiences of asylum seekers in England.

The report paints a devastating picture of the lives of asylum seekers who are pregnant or who have had a baby in England.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:35]

Maternity Alliance: Talking about Food

A publication for Health Professionals. They have produced a new guide for midwives and other health professionals on how to give effective healthy eating advice to disadvantaged pregnant women, as part of the Government's 'Healthy Start' scheme.
Guide costs 5 and can be ordered from the Publications Officer at publicati[email protected] or by calling 020 7490 7639 ext 353

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:36]

Maternal health provision and the needs of Turkish speaking and Somali refugee women in the London boroughs of Hackney and Haringey.

Research carried out by Dr Lesley Hoggart; Middlesex University.

Link [Last update: 2005-07-07; 21:16]

HIV and infant feeding: Guidance from the UK Chief Medical Officers' Expert Advisory Group on AIDS

Following a review of the research evidence this updated guidance reaffirms the existing advice. Directed to health professionals who advise HIV-infected pregnant women and new mothers, it recommends avoidance of breastfeeding as part of a programme of interventions to reduce the risk of mother to child HIV transmission.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:36]

Born Equal: Maternity Services

Health Development Today 2003; (18): 21-23 (December 2003/January 2004)
Report that reveals that women from disadvantaged groups, including those living on a low income or who are homeless, asylum seekers, women from black and minority ethnic groups and travellers, are unlikely to receive the kind of attention they need to see them through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. But taking services into the community and allocating midwives their own caseload of clients to support offers the kind of continuity of care they need. Also highlights examples of good practise.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:37]

Children, Womens and Youth Health Service

Includes a section on parenting and child health and includes help lines.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:37]

BRYCS: Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services

The website has some good articles and resources on multi cultural parenting.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:38]

Reaching out to BMER Pregnant Women: Antenatal and postnatal care for Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women.

This is the first year of a three year project which aims to improve the awareness and use of antenatal and postnatal care amongst pregnant women and new mothers in BME communities where knowledge and take-up rates are currently low.
For more information contact:
Ruba Sivagnanam on 020 7490 7639 Ext 103 or
email [email protected]

[Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:37]

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