21 August 2013

As well as tours of the facilities, there will be a number of stalls including one where the public can learn which way a baby is lying in the womb by using a mannequin to palpate a pregnant abdomen.

Midwives will be available to support, inform and advise mums-to-be about all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. They can also see the inflatable delivery pool available for home births and see demonstrations of non-invasive pain relief such as TENS, massage and aromatherapy.

Representatives will be on hand from the University of Manchester and the University of Salford to discuss midwifery courses and student midwives will speak about their experiences at Tameside Hospital.

Olwen Ogden will talk about her experience working as a midwife in Cambodia after being chosen for an exchange programme run by the Royal College of Midwives.

There will also be information about support groups for women and families after the loss of a baby or miscarriage

Lesley Tones, head of Midwifery at Tameside Hospital said: “Please come along to have a chat with us - we would love to see you.”

The event takes place on Saturday, September 7, from 11.30am to 3pm