Archive of ‘Birth trauma’ category

Listening to Bereaved Parents: Launch of New Feedback Guidance

For too long, the voices of bereaved parents have been hidden, not sought, excluded. That changed on Thursday 22 June 2017, with the launch of new NHS guidelines for Gathering Feedback from Parents Following the Death of their Baby. It is no exaggeration to say that the launch was an historic event: bereaved parents are routinely […] Read more…

The First Nobody’s Patient Pilot Workshop

The first Nobody’s Patient pilot workshop was held last Friday, and was a resounding success. Nobody’s Patient is an extension of the maternity experience (#MatExp) project, looking at three key groups: Women who are seriously ill during pregnancy and birth; Families of babies who need neonatal or paediatric care; Families whose babies sadly die before, […] Read more…

Why We Need To Improve Perinatal Mental Health Support

We need to improve perinatal mental health support. With mental ill health remaining a taboo subject, experiencing mental ill health carrying a stigma, and mental ill health constantly misunderstood this all mental health services suffer from chronic underfunding and insufficient investment in terms of dedicated resources. Perinatal mental health is too often at the bottom […] Read more…

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