Posts Tagged ‘preeclampsia’

Set Her Free: The Plight of Pregnant Asylum Seekers

Can you imagine… Fleeing your home, leaving behind your friends, family, and belongings to seek asylum in another country? Being detained, indefinitely, in that new country? And not only that, but being indefinitely detained while pregnant? In 2014, this was the sad reality for 99 women, indefinitely detained at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre while pregnant. […] 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…

What I Want The National Maternity Review Team to Know

The National Maternity Review is going to be assessing current maternity services, and consider how services across the country should change to meet the needs of women and babies. My son Hugo was born in February 2014 when I was just 24 weeks’ pregnant because I had the rare, life-threatening pregnancy complications HELLP syndrome and […] Read more…

Sunday Thought June 14, 2015: Post-Traumatic Growth

Sunday morning seems to be a good time for resonant posts to be shared on Facebook; posts that prompt lots of thought and make me a bit emotional. Last week was the video of Alison Cameron’s speech, and today it was this post about post-traumatic growth (PTG). To quote the article, PTG is “the phenomenon of […] Read more…

A Story That Begins With a Hospital, Ends With a Hospital (oh and there are hospitals in the middle of the story, too)

I was nervous about going to hospital this morning. It had been a long time coming, and many preparations had been put in place. Last night, I got ready my bag and the outfit I was going to wear, to help minimise the stress this morning. So many kind people sent supportive messages and best wishes. This morning I got up […] Read more…

Preparing to Face the Fear

What do you do when faced with having to do something you fear? a) Fear? What’s that? I fear nothing! b) Run away! c) Hide and hope it will go away. d) Face it head on – show it I’m not scared! e) Do everything you can to best prepare for everything it may present […] Read more…

What Ifs and Wonders

Do you remember Sliding Doors, that Gwyneth Paltrow film from the 1990s? The film explored what happened to Gwynnie’s character – and her life – as a result of getting on the tube before the doors slid shut, or just missing the tube. Many of us have moments where we wonder ‘what if…’ for so […] Read more…

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