Posts Tagged ‘neonatal’

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…

It’s Giving Tuesday: Fundraising for First Touch

Today is Giving Tuesday: as the name suggests it is about giving, whether it is your time, fundraising, or taking extra care to make sure you are being kind. The idea is it is an antidote to the spending and consumer frenzy around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’d like to ask you, dear readers, to […] Read more…

Loved and Lost Babies Remembered

Much-loved babies were remembered at a special memorial service at St George’s Hospital on Sunday. The annual service is organised by the neonatal unit with the chaplaincy and funded by the unit’s charity, First Touch. I ventured down to London and the Northern Line (a three hour round trip) in honour of my Hugo. St […] 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…

Thoughts for World Prematurity Day

Did you know one in 13 babies are born prematurely? Those babies, and their parents need very special support. That’s why World Prematurity Day (today, November 17) is crucial. It is a day where we think about babies born too soon, too small. It is a day where we celebrate the babies who went home. It […] Read more…

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