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Midwives deliver an online chat.



MIDWIVES at University Hospital, Walsgrave, will be holding a live online discussion tomorrow to give advice and answer questions.

They will be the first in the NHS NHS
abbr.
National Health Service


NHS (in Britain) National Health Service
 to hold a live web chat giving patients access to real-time healthcare advice.

The web chats are part of a month long celebration of motherhood and NHS maternity services in Coventry and Rugby called Maternity March.

Head of midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training.  Carmel McCalmont said: "We are delighted to be part of Maternity March and are really looking forward to the series of web chats that are set to take place.

"We hope that people will use this as an opportunity to ask us questions about their pregnancy and birth."

A group of top midwives will be available to answer any midwifery related questions during the web chat.

Maureen Brown, from Coventry University The expanding main campus is situated on the east side of Coventry city centre, which boasts one of the most innovative (and unusual-looking) university libraries in the UK. The university is particularly noted for its world-renowned automotive design and engineering degree courses as , will also be able to answer any queries about training to become a midwife.

The live discussion will be held online at line at www.uhcw.nhs.uk/webchat tomorrow from 12.30-1.30pm.

To take part make sure you have your questions ready and log on by 12.30pm. You can also submit any questions beforehand by emailing info@uhcw.nhs.uk or through Twitter using the hashtag #maternitymarch.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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