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Mums' mums the word with first baby
[Posted: Wed 07/03/2012 by Niall Hunter, Editor www.irishhealth.com]
A new survey shows over two-thirds (71%) of Irish women rely more on their own mothers than their partners for support and advice when they had their first baby.
The survey shows that 71% of Irish mothers rely on their child's granny for support, with partners coming in a close second at 65%.
More than one-in-four said that their partner or husband could have supported them more.
According to the research, carried out for Aviva Health Insurance, women feel somewhat unprepared for child birth, with nearly a quarter stating they did not feel emotionally prepared when they had their first baby, ranking 'the fear of not knowing what to expect' as their greatest concern followed by 'unforeseen medical complications'
Eighty three per cent of women surveyed rated the level of care they received from medical staff during their hospital stay as excellent or good when they gave birth to their most recent baby.
Aviva Health Insurance Ireland has launched a new maternity guide entitled, 'Your Bump to Baby Guide', which is available through www.avivahealth.ie
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