Posts Tagged ‘maternity’

Stories That Dismay As Well As Inspire

At yesterday’s Women’s Voices conference among the many interesting speakers there was one phrase in particular that stood out. Stories that dismay as well as inspire. This quote is by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, from her book with a title that will no doubt be familiar: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History. During the Q&A I […] 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…

My Maternity Care for #YourMaternityCare

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) which regulates all health and social care provision in England has launched a campaign about maternity care this week called #YourMaternityCare. For Harriet, the birth of her first son was traumatic. How was #YourMaternityCare?https://t.co/PQoCiVk4y0 pic.twitter.com/8ozbmk1wf9 — CQC (@CareQualityComm) February 15, 2016 They say: There are nearly 700,000 live births each […] Read more…

Neonatal Parents Have Our Say

So often talks and forums about pregnancy and birth focus on normality, meaning it was wonderful for we neonatal parents to have a chance to have our say. The National Maternity Review held four sessions for parents who had experienced complications in pregnancy and birth; whose baby had stayed in a neonatal unit; and who […] Read more…

My National Live Radio Debut

Last night featured my live national radio debut, with an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live about my experiences with Hugo. The interview was in relation to MP Antoinette Sandbach talking in Parliament about the night her son Sam died of cot death and calling for better bereavement care for parents. I learned of the piece through the […] Read more…

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