Posts Tagged ‘maternity’

Another Nomination Request – The MADS Awards

I know, I’m want, want, want at the moment. Please nominate me for this award, vote for me in this other award. Thank you to everyone who has nominated me or voted for me – it really does mean the absolute world. This time, I’d like to ask you to consider nominating me in the […] Read more…

Language Matters: Health Communication and Baby Loss

Being in a healthcare environment – whether that be a GP’s surgery or a hospital – can be a hugely disempowering experience. You are likely to feel especially disempowered when you receive bad news – your head spinning, struggling to take in usually complex information. Then, more than ever healthcare professionals of all disciplines need to […] Read more…

Birth, Twitter, and Perception

Since Hugo died, I have been using Twitter to promote Hugo’s Legacy. I have been fortunate to engage and make friends with a range of people who share my passion for making a difference to other women’s maternity experience. Twitter has on many occasions been set alight with women talking openly about their own experiences, and healthcare professionals […] Read more…

Legacy

Technically, ‘legacy’ is my word of the fortnight. I wasn’t able to post last week because I was struck down by a vomiting bug. I shall spare you the gruesome details, but suffice to say I felt pretty rotten. The past couple of weeks have seen some brilliant developments for Hugo’s Legacy. The timing is […] Read more…

Hugo's Legacy and #MatExp

A significant part of Hugo’s legacy includes improving experiences of maternity services for women who have a traumatic birth, and/or whose baby is cared for in a neonatal unit. My particular focus is on making sure language, communication and information is clear and effective at this time, which can be bewildering and upsetting for mums […] Read more…

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