Posts Tagged ‘mum’

Can You Help #HugosLegacy Trend on Friday?

Friday February 20 is Hugo’s first birthday. He is not with us, so it will be a bittersweet day. Could you help us, by celebrating our little boy’s arrival in the world? We are hoping to celebrate our little boy’s birthday in his absence. Hugo was a very special boy, who touched the lives and hearts of […] 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…

The importance of balanced messages when talking about birth

My mind has been racing since a brief discussion on Twitter last night about helpful and unhelpful vocabulary in healthcare communication. The discussion stemmed from a Guardian article bearing the headline “Should pregnant women be encouraged to shun labour wards?”. The words used in the headline falls into the ‘unhelpful’ category. The article actually includes the […] Read more…

A Hugo-shaped hole – and hope

Before Hugo, I would jump at the chance for a cuddle with a baby. Since Hugo, I have actively avoided babies. Out and about, I avert my eyes; at the sound of a crying baby I leave wherever I am; and I try to not look at photos of other people’s babies. It is too […] Read more…

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