Swimmingly Beautiful

Pictures of some of the babies born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital are now featured on the walls of the Labour suite, thanks to a donation from Elaine Jackman who runs ‘Water Babies’ swimming classes. The little ones are shown during lessons, gaining confidence in the water.

Jennifer Szotek, Senior Midwife, said: “We are very grateful for this fantastic donation. It’s great to see images of some of the babies who were delivered by our local midwives being captured in such a special way. The new pictures will be put up in some of our delivery rooms to help create a homely, relaxing atmosphere for our mums to be and future Forth Valley babies.”

Elaine Jackman added: “I wanted to give something to the labour ward to help create a calming atmosphere in the delivery rooms and give mums something to focus on whilst they are in labour. I think the new pictures will also make a great talking point and help highlight the benefits of learning to swim at an early stage.”