Specialist teenage-pregnancy midwife, Joanne Quinn, visits Moat House every week, running ante-natal sessions covering issues such as: looking after yourself when pregnant; breastfeeding; what happens in labour; looking after a new baby. All pregnant students are invited to Active Birth sessions at Stepping Hill Hospital before the birth. This allows them to see the delivery suite together with their birth partner and take part in exercises which will help them during labour. Midwives also run post-natal relaxation, health and pamper-sessions for students who have recently delivered and there is good liaison between Joanne and a student’s own midwife. (Some students may have a named midwife attached to their local health centre who will see them regularly throughout their pregnancy.)
Joanne will carry out some ante-natal care and check-ups at Moat House. students will be given appointments for these.
Delivery Suite, Stepping Hill Hospital: 0161 419 5282
Joanne Quinn: 0787 623 0818
Our Health Visitor
Janet Sidebottom, our Health Visitor, also visits Moat House weekly. Her sessions are for students who have already had their baby. The sessions include discussions about health and parenthood as well as parenting skills, weaning, immunisation, sleep and routines. The sessions support the GCSE Child Development course. Weighing sessions for babies are also held.
Students’ own Health Visitors and Family Nurses are welcome to see students and their babies at Moat House if this is more convenient than seeing the girl in her own home.
Please contact Moat House for further details
Janet Sidebottom is also a specialist in the field of teenage sexual health. She takes group work sessions about relationships, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. She can be contacted through Moat House.
Our school nurse is Fran Jackson who can be contacted through Moat House.