Want to be involved in new Mater Mothers' research?

Want to be involved in new Mater Mothers' research?

As a new mum, there are so many different things to consider, that it does feel like you need a village of support. The old African proverb ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ rings very true to many new parents. Our community of mums and clinicians here at Mater Mothers' are so thrilled to be a part of the village supporting women throughout pregnancy, birth and as they start their parenting journey.
 
At Mater Mothers' we want to provide the best possible care so that families are prepared for the wonders of parenthood. One way we aim to support mums and their partners at this important time is by providing information and understanding lived experiences. Our aim to help build skills and knowledge about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
 
We're looking at how we can best communicate with mums and dads throughout pregnancy and after birth. Physiotherapist Sheridan Guyatt is one of the lead researchers exploring this important connection.
 
“One of the interesting things that research has found is that health care providers assess the learning needs of pregnant women and their partners differently to how parents perceive information themselves; they set different priorities,” said Sheridan.
 
“We are also seeing a shift in how people learn and seek out health information," she said.
 
"The internet and smart-phones just weren’t around when I was first working in this area, so hospitals now need to change with the times and we need the help and wisdom of our Mater mums to get this right."
 
"We want to develop and deliver the best care possible," said Sheridan.
 
If you are pregnant, have recently had a baby at Mater Mothers', or you have a friend or family member who might be eligible, we'd love to hear from you! You can get involved by completing a short online survey about your learning needs as a new parent. 
 
Thank you for your support.
 

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