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Little Music Makers present... Health Messaging in Pregnancy
Wed 26 April 2017, 09:30 – 12:00 BST
We’re organising a Little Music Makers session with a difference and we’re on the lookout for mums and their children aged between one and five who want to help us shape the way we deliver and mums-to-be get their health information in the future.
Have you ever wondered how the health messages and guidelines we receive from governmental advisers are formed and evidenced? Then join the Little Music Makers and researchers from the MRC IEU at the University of Bristol for a jam packed session of activities that’ll keep your little one entertained and feed into the development of future scientific practice
Together through a free movement and music workshop we’re asking mothers to share their stories about the health advice they received during pregnancy. What advice did you receive? How did you receive it? Was it helpful? Was it confusing? Did you listen to it and how did it guide your actions throughout your experience?
Through music and play we invite you to share your pregnancy story and connect you with the academics who are uncovering new information that supplies evidence to revisions in health guidelines suggested by the government.
Information for attendants
Little Music Makers:
The Little Music Makers construct creative environments where your little one can explore different topics through music and movement. Coming from backgrounds in learning and development, music writing, performing and singing, they want to bring something new and exciting to other children, so parents can see them grow and develop as they explore with curiosity and adventure.
They use original and traditional songs, and varied instrument exploration and play, to support your little ones understanding of melody and rhythm, and enrich their understanding of the world around them.
The MRC IEU:
The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit Is one of the UK's leading units for research in epidemiology – the study of the causes of diseases and the factors underlying their spread within populations.
The unit brings together an innovative collection of research programmes underpinned by core research activities. Training, public engagement and communication of research findings are cornerstones of our activities.
Following revisions in governmental guidelines on suggested levels of alcohol consumption in pregnancy last year, researchers from the MRC IEU conducted a comprehensive and systematic review of all the studies conducted to find evidence to support these changes. After finding a positive result the researchers now want to understand better how they can share these findings with women during their pregnancy.