Mums have their say

By Emily Pearce

Monday, January 27, 2014


NEW mothers have been asked for their views on Isle of Wight maternity services — and they could win a hamper full of goodies for their trouble.

Of the 1,298 Island babies born during 2013, 1,259 were born in hospital.

Healthwatch Isle of Wight has appealed for their mothers to complete a quick questionnaire about their experiences, anonymously if they wish.

They will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of items donated by Boots, Newport, and Precious Cargo, Ryde.

Entries must be submitted by Friday, January 31.

To take part, contact Healthwatch Isle of Wight on 01983 608608 or visit



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by James McAdder

28th January 2014, at 16:59:07

"Contraception for those from school leaving age up to 30yrs old, this would halt the baby boom, maybe it could be secretly added to our water supply by the government?"

I see Mr Majors is going for Godwin.

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by Keven Ball

28th January 2014, at 11:02:57

Okay, I understand,lol. We will have to wait until the data is collected for the official overview.

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by Keven Ball

27th January 2014, at 20:35:37

Are you saying you don't have the data to back-up what you are saying? How do we know these so-called single mothers are indeed single mothers and all on benefits as you stated? The questionnaire data would show this yes, that is why I am asking for the data, until then you are just assuming, as I am... Time will tell?

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by Keven Ball

27th January 2014, at 20:32:17

@ Lee
"Could the questionnaire also ask" - sorry what does that mean Lee? Ask what?

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by Keven Ball

27th January 2014, at 19:32:35

Show me the link to the questionnaire data then please Lee? And what job do you have are you a nurse?

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by Keven Ball

27th January 2014, at 18:19:31

Though I agree there will be quite a few mothers who will use the benefit system to help support themselves and their baby! You cannot say every child that is born is support by benefits! Where is the evidence to support this claim? Again, this goes for saying many will be single mothers, show me the data you are using to back this?

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by Mike Crowe

27th January 2014, at 17:43:11

Lee, in another thread, what examples are "principles" giving ....??????

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by Keven Ball

27th January 2014, at 15:08:47

A very good way to carry out market research.

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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