Who's the MaMa !
One to One has developed the role of a maternity support worker to help support the midwifery staff in providing a high standard of care for women, their babies and their whole family.
Our MaMa’s (Mother and Midwife assistant) are here to help support you and your family through the first few weeks of your babies lives. This is an additional service to the care you will already be receiving from your One to One midwife.
What does a MaMa do?
A MaMa is there to help with breastfeeding / feeding support by giving both practical advice and emotional support. MaMa’s give newborn baby care/information, which supports new mothers and fathers in both the antenatal and postnatal periods. MaMa’s offer their support face to face via Parent Education workshops or at home in a one on one situation.
How do I contact a MaMa for further support?
Please speak to your named One to One midwife if you feel you would benefit from the additional support and your named midwife will make sure a MaMa contacts you to arrange a visit at a time convenient to both you and your partner.
- Sarah & Hudson
“I feel that having MaMa’s at One to One really helps to enhance the level of support us midwives can offer our women. After referring our women to the MaMa’s they introduce themselves during pregnancy to help establish a relationship with the women. They provide antenatal education around baby care, early feeding and general support for the women. After birth the MaMa’s then support us in providing women with extra support with breastfeeding. Reassuring mums that they are providing the best start in life for their babies and really helping to promote the ethos of One to One to support families as much as possible. The MaMa’s provide home visits as well as telephone support to provide a friendly listening ear to the women on our caseloads. I feel that the role of the MaMa will only go from strength to strength. They have a passion to help women and their families and I am excited to continue to working with them in the future. “
- Emma Healey, One to One Midwife
"Many thanks for helping me learn to breastfeed. Chloe is now exclusively breastfed and has been now for a good few weeks. She put on weight really rapidly after we got the tongue-tie sorted. She's a very happy contended little girl and Gareth (daddy) and I are so happy we are able to feed her the way we wanted to. She seems to love it too!
There was a lot of support offered to me from other agencies around breastfeeding, some of which was inaccurate/ pressurising. It was One to One’s non judgemental, friendly, and empowering style that got me through. I am in no doubt without this support I would not have continued to breastfeed."
- Kate, Gareth and Chloe