Monday, April 16, 2007
The aim of the Support Centre is to extend quality, optimum care to both parents and babies, by experienced Midwives and Lactation Midwife.
Support Centre Aims
• To support and advise women in breast-feeding management, mothercraft techniques and settling techniques
• To supervise breast-feeding - observing position,technique and to offer advice regarding breast-feeding
• To assist with unsettled infants
• To advise with regard to reflux and colic problems
• To offer post-natal distress support
• To refer you to the appropriate health professionals for further treatment as necessary
• To ensure correct consistent advice is given
• To provide valuable reference resources:Videos, books,pamphlets.
This is a FREE parenting advisory service for all women who have their babies at Mercy Family Birthing Unit for up to eight weeks post-delivery.
For a nominal fee the service of the Lacation Midwife is also available for mother's who deliver elsewhere for up to eight weeks post- delivery.
Open Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 3.30pm.
For appointments please telephone the Mercy Family Birthing Unit on (08) 9370 9420.
If further information please view or download the Mercy Support Centre for Parents and Babies brochure
The Midwives and Lactation Midwife will notify your Doctor of attendance at the centre.
Please allow for a 1-2 hour stay at the centre.
Source - http://www.mercygroup.com.au/parent__babies_support.asp
Planning for babies and toddlers occurs through relationship-based experiences and interactions. The emphasis is to promote and maintain a secure attachment between a child and their primary caregiver (see primary caregiving), then with the wider environment. Relationship-based programming recognises that children need to feel safe and secure in a predictable and responsive environment. Programs are dynamic and responsive to individual children's interests and intrinsically motivated purposes, taking into consideration a child's emerging sense of autonomy, agency, identity and belonging and opportunities to experience interdependence and independence.Staff and families work in partnership to offer children potential pathways that are individually relevant and challenging. Various lenses are used to achieve a programming cycle of noticing a child's pusuits, behaviours and communication and striving to understand them in the context of the environment. Staff then plan to offer children opportunities to extend or repeat their learning and revisit past experiences. These lenses revolve around children's secure attachment and patterns of relationship and connection, their wellbeing and involvement in the environment and their primary caregiver's ability to be emotionally available to children as individuals.
For more do read at - http://www.gowrie-adelaide.com.au/cms/?q=node/3
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