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Facilities in Dundee and the surrounding area

(14 Posts)
dingdong05 Thu 03-Jan-08 00:17:28

Hey guys, after reading a little discussion on another thread (mostly between klaws and clayre ) I realised we should have a thread on the facilities in the area.
Unfortunately my info may be a little out of date for pg or baby stuff as my son is nearly 4 but I'm sure there are others out there who can correct any mistakes!

So, any queries?

One I noted was that breast feeding support groups aren't that well advertised- unless you're lucky enough to be near one!

The one I went to was on Tuesday mornings at Wallacetown Health Centre. I don't know if it's still going, but the website is here www.gpsites.scot.nhs.uk/t/11382/main.htm

Let us know if you check it out!

clayre Sun 06-Jan-08 13:34:04

i did live near wallacetown health centre and was told the one i would have to go was in broughty ferry in the evenings when i worked.

Klaw Thu 10-Jan-08 12:09:40

So does that mean we need to set something up in Dundee?

LittleWeePickle Thu 10-Jan-08 14:39:31

There is a BF group in Blackness Library on a Fri afternoon, 2pm onwards smile

LittleWeePickle Thu 10-Jan-08 14:54:15

I wish we could set up a mum's group in a cafe (well, ideally the pub...!) or someplace in town. I get a bit tired of health centres, HVs, that sorta thing.

Would love to just meet other mums for coffee in town like a normal person!!!

dingdong05 Thu 10-Jan-08 15:12:50

Apparently there's 1 in Wallacetown, Blackness library, and Broughty Ferry, as well as lots in the surrounding areas. I'm waiting to hear back from te bf coordinator, but apparently this info is given out to everyone leaving hospital, and is available from hvs. Obv there's a glitch if you guys aren't getting the info.
Plus there's funding for extra help if you live in special areas.

Klaw Thu 10-Jan-08 19:17:43

Well, LittleWeePickle, this is something I would be happy to start organising.

My dd is no longer feeding from me but I bf both my children till weaned, and am due to start BF Peer Support training in Feb. This is something that is important to me as a woman and as a Doula.

I want to do a Birth Choices group (a Peer support group that has nothing to do with HCPs), monthly meetings probably, but a weekly or possibly fortnightly BF group would be great too.

Would you CAT me or email me via my website on profile if you wish to get involved? And tell everyone you think may be interested to contact me too.

dingdong05 Tue 15-Jan-08 18:23:57

I have the BF groups details:

Wallacetown Health Centre, Lyon Street, Dundee (out of hours area)
Tuesdays 10.30-11.30 am
For further information contact: 07768 917724

Blackness Library, 225 Perth Road,
1st Floor Meeting Room Fridays 2.00-3.00 pm
For further information contact: 07786676353

Broughty Ferry Health Centre, Brown Street, Broughty Ferry
Wednesdays 10.30-11.30 am
For further information contact: 07786676353

NCT: Bumps & Babies,
Dundee & St Andrews
Tuesdays 2-4pm
0870 420 8860 for venue (IT runs 1 week Dundee then 1 week Fife and so on)

I have some for Fife P & K and Angus too- should I put it somewhere else?

littlepinkpixie Tue 15-Jan-08 19:59:57

I used to go to the Blackness library group. I thought the support was excellent, I'm not sure if i would have managed to successfully breastfeed without that help. Also the group was really welcoming.

Klaw Tue 15-Jan-08 20:44:22

Dingdong, put it here, cos people might be browsing from those areas, and in fact I am in Angus! And Monifieth is Angus, yet is right next to the Ferry so there's overlap.....

dingdong05 Thu 17-Jan-08 14:52:03

Ok here's the rest

Arbroath
Arbroath Infirmary, Parentcraft Room
1st & 3rd Fridays of Month, 2.00-3.30 pm

Forfar
Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre
Fridays 1.30-3.00 pm

Montrose
Maternity Unit
Tuesdays, 2.00-3.00 pm

Letham Sports Centre, Letham, Perth Friday, 10.00 am

Coupar Angus Health Centre, Health Education Room, Last Monday of Month
2.00-3.00 pm

Kinross
Loch Leven Health Centre, Health Education Room
Wednesday 2.00-3.00 pm

La Leche League of Blairgowrie
Call Andreja for meeting details
01828 628 711

Cupar
Cupar Old Parish Church Hall,
Wednesdays, 10.30-12.00 noon

East Neuk
Skeith Health Centre
Thursdays, 10.00-12.00 noon

Glenrothes
Rothes Hall,
Wednesdays, 1.00-3.15pm

Leuchars
SSAFA, Meeting Room, Tutor Road
Thursdays, 11.00-12.00 noon

St Andrews
Meeting Room, St Andrews Health Centre
Wednesdays, 2.00-3.30pm

Tayport
St Margarets Hall
Wednesdays, 10.00-11.00 am

*National Breastfeeding Support
The Breastfeeding Network*
0870 900 8787
*NCT Helpline*
0870 444 8708
*La Leche League*
0845 120 2918
*Association of Breastfeeding Mothers*
0870 401 7711

Will that d for now ;)

Klaw Thu 17-Jan-08 19:01:34

Thanks my dear, I've saved details to me desk top and will add to my website in due course! wink

See you Sat, I am SO excited about this, hope it's busy grin

babyboos Wed 02-Apr-08 02:22:33

thanks that is great info much appreciated

Newmum1977 Thu 03-Jul-08 21:29:36

www.taysidetots.co.uk for dundee mums and dads

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