If you are a new or expecting mum or dad and living in the districts of Maldon, Braintree or the City of Chelmsford, Maternity Voices is your opportunity to share your pregnancy experiences with health professionals. The next Maternity Voices Meeting is at Chelmsford West Children’s Centre on 20 September between 1pm and 2.30pm.
Maternity Voices is a group for local mums and dads who have experience of local maternity services. It’s the place to come if you have an opinion you’d like to share.
This experience can include antenatal appointments, hospital care and the care you receive at home after you have had your baby. Whether you want to tell us about all the great care you received or your experience left you feeling things could have been done better or differently, Maternity Voices wants to hear about it. Why? Because hearing from you helps shape and build an even better service for the future.
At the meeting you can expect a friendly environment, with teas and coffees available and an area for children to play. People who may be planning to have children also have an opportunity to learn about what’s going on in maternity services in mid Essex, day to day processes and transformations of the service.
Rachel Hearn, Acting Director of Nursing and Quality at Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We really want to encourage as many mums and dads as possible to come and along. Having a baby is such a wonderful and emotional time – we want to know that the health care people are receiving is also a positive experience for new parents.
"I think many mums and dads could help us improve by sharing their views and experience with us. Please come and join us at the next meeting in September.”