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Women’s Health After Motherhood: A Global Story
Thank you for joining us on this for the Women’s Health After Motherhood course, and we hope you have learned something new to support your health and wellbeing after motherhood.
We would like to remind you of a word we mentioned in Week 1:
At the start of this course, we told you about one woman’s story and how, for several years, she put up with health problems that left her feeling miserable in all aspects of her life.
It was her story that inspired the MAMMI study, and what we learnt from the women taking part was that this woman was not alone: many of them suffered in silence, often because they did not know what was and was not normal, what they could do about these health problems, and when and how to ask for professional help. Women told us that after they became mothers, the maternity and other health services focused on the baby’s health, not theirs.
Their stories, and their need for reliable, trustworthy information, are the reason why this Women’s Health After Motherhood (WHAM) course was developed. Women told us to ‘share the findings’, to ‘get the message out to all women’ and to ‘break the silence’ around these health problems.
Together with women, we designed this course so that women, partners and healthcare professionals could have a reliable resource of information on maternal health. We want women to become better informed about the health and health challenges that can occur after birth, so that they can take positive action and enjoy motherhood in optimal health.
Our goal was to help you, and women throughout the world, become informed and empowered so that you can thrive during and after motherhood, and for life.
Our final key message for you is this: don’t just exist, don’t put up with health problems, don’t suffer in silence - being a woman and becoming a mother is about thriving, not just surviving.
If you are interested in further learning with Trinity College Dublin, you can find out more on our admissions page.
Trinity College Dublin also have other free online courses in a range of different subjects that you can take part in.
Are you interested in taking part in a research study?
The MAMMI Study team at Trinity College Dublin invites you to take part in a study on your views of the final week of the course. Click here to complete a short survey which will take no more than 5 minutes. To find out more about this survey, click on the “show” button in the link. This survey is optional, and you do not have to do this survey as part of the course.
This links to an external site containing the research surveys created by the MAMMI Study Team in Trinity College Dublin. All data is collected anonymously for the purpose of evaluating the impact of the course. Ethical approval for this study was granted by Trinity College Dublin. For more information see this website and this information page. Please note that this is an independent research study carried out by Trinity College Dublin and your participation is subject to the University’s own policies and terms. FutureLearn takes no responsibility for the contents or the consequences of your participation in this study. Your participation in the research has no effect on your course progress, marks or FutureLearn profile.
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