Open evening at maternity unit in Montrose

Montrose Community Unit, at Montrose Royal Infirmary, is holding an open evening

Montrose Community Unit, at Montrose Royal Infirmary, is holding an open evening

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An open evening is being held at Montrose Community Maternity Unit to promote the wide range of services on offer at the maternity units across Angus.

Following on from a similar successful event held at Arbroath in December, the open evening on Friday (February 27) is from 4 to 7 p.m. at the maternity unit in Montrose Royal Infirmary, on Bridge Street.

It is aimed at prospective parents, pregnant ladies, their partners and family, though members of the Angus midwifery team say everyone is welcome to go along and meet them and learn more about the services offered, including water births, relaxation classes, self-hypnosis and the new aromatherapy service.

Members of the Angus midwifery team will be on hand to chat with visitors, answer questions and give tours of the unit.

Angus midwifery team leader Iona Duckett said: “We are excited for as many people as possible to come along, meet the midwifery team and our volunteers and hear about the facilities and services we offer.

“The community maternity units in Arbroath and Montrose are midwife-led services offering care to women throughout pregnancy, birth and into the postnatal period.

“Our Forfar midwives provide care to pregnant and postnatal mums and babies and women from Forfar and the surrounding area may choose to have their babies in either the Montrose or Arbroath maternity units.

“We also support home births across Angus and are happy to discuss this with prospective parents.”

She added: “The Angus maternity team also runs fun