Caboolture families celebrate special birthday

Jess and kids attending Holding Hands

Local mum Jess and her three daughters will be attending the Holding Hands 10 year reunion in June. She is pictured here with midwife Narelle Whitman.

More than 2,000 mums and bubs will celebrate an extra special milestone shortly as Caboolture Hospital’s Holding Hands Midwifery Group Practice turns 10.

Caboolture Hospital Director of Nursing and Midwifery Anne Clayton said over the past decade the group has helped hundreds of local mums deliver their babies.

“Holding Hands is based on a successful and safe model of care where the midwife is the primary carer for women during pregnancies, birth and the first few weeks of newborn care,” Anne said.

“Since its inception the practice has celebrated the birth of 2,000 babies and all of those families are invited to a special reunion.”

The birthday party will be held at Jinibara State School in early June. The celebrations will include kids’ activities, interactive displays and demonstrations, and free baby health checks.
Ms Clayton said Holding Hands has a unique partnership with the Jinibara State School and is based in its Early Learning and Development Centre.

“Caboolture Hospital leads other hospitals in the state for the number of midwifery-led group practices that have been established in our region,” she said.

“Women who access midwife-led services are able to develop a very trusting bond with the same midwife or group of midwives.”

Holding Hands commenced at the Caboolture Hospital in 2006.

To RSVP to the Holding Hands Midwifery Group Practice 10 Year Reunion please email your name and contact details to by Monday 23 May 2016.

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