New website gives pregnant women and new parents expert advice from top healthcare professionals. Thomas Wilson has the story… A NEW website has been launched that should be of interest to expectant and new mums. It’s called www.whatsupmum.ie and it has the full support of the HSE. The site, which was developed by Healthcare Help Ltd, gives pregnant women and new parents access to expert advice from midwives, gynaecologists, paediatricians and other healthcare professionals. It even includes a Web TV section which has short films on topics ranging from ante-natal care in pregnancy, to bathing and feeding a newborn. A DVD is also available free of charge from local Public Health Nurses. Whatsupmum.ie is endorsed by the HSE National Clinical Lead for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prof Michael Turner, the Masters of the maternity hospitals and other healthcare professionals from around the country. Easy Access “The aim of this project is to provide every new and expectant mother in Ireland with free and easy access to expert, practical advice from world-class HSE medical professionals,” says Michelle Berkery, MD of Healthcare Help Ltd. “For the first time ever, this information can be easily accessed all over Ireland through web TV and a collection of Apps to download from iTunes, all of which are free of charge.” Prof Michael Turner, HSE National Clinical Programme Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology welcomes the addition: “The HSE is pleased to support this exciting new resource. This technology is the way forward for all expectant mums, especially those who are juggling very busy lives. “Whatsupmum features clinical professionals from throughout the country, many of whom will be recognised by new mothers and expectant women and is representative of quite a number of the maternity services across the country.” Sheila Sugrue, HSE National Office of Nursing and Midwifery added: “The HSE is pleased to support this exciting new resource”. The people lending their support to this project reads like a ‘whose who’ list of top class healthcare professionals. It is a welcome addition to the sector.