There is Power in Being Heard – Podcasting with the Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England

A few weeks ago, I saw a email notification come up and instantly recognised the name - Prof Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, the Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England. I'd seen her speak at Better Births in March and knew very much who she was. Needless to stay, I was stopped in my tracks. I'd been invited … Continue reading There is Power in Being Heard – Podcasting with the Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England

Aftercare in the Community after the Loss of a Baby : Anecdotes for GPs, Midwives and Health Visitors

Recently I hosted a #BabyLossHour with guest, Kate Pinney, a Tommys Midwife and Health Visitor. I invited Kate alone as the Health Visitor voice is one we don't really hear from in regards to baby loss and I wanted to explore that a little more. As always, whenever after care is discussed - it was … Continue reading Aftercare in the Community after the Loss of a Baby : Anecdotes for GPs, Midwives and Health Visitors

Better Births 2019 : Safety, Trust and Care

This week, I attended the NHS England Better Births Three Years On Event and share Leo and Eli's story. The event saw the annual review of the 2016 Better Births paper, aimed at improving maternity services in England. Over 500 people were in attendance across maternity, obstetric, neonatal and other related services together with families … Continue reading Better Births 2019 : Safety, Trust and Care

Baby Loss Hour Specials for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Baby Loss Hour started in January 2018, and since then, every single week parents, families, supporters, organisations and charities all invested or affected by baby loss have connected, signposted and supported each other every Tuesday evening on Twitter. It has become such a beautiful community - relaxed, welcoming and supportive. I am so, so proud … Continue reading Baby Loss Hour Specials for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Normalising Stillbirth and Challenging Attitudes with Channel 5 News

Tomorrow night, I'll be on live television (please do not swear) alongside other families and professionals, discussing attitudes and support following stillbirth. I'm honoured to have been asked whilst at the same time trying to ignore the whole 'live television' aspect of it all. It'll all be alright on the night, right? The programme is particularly … Continue reading Normalising Stillbirth and Challenging Attitudes with Channel 5 News

“You are So Brave, I Just Don’t Know How You Do It”

There are many things that many, many people say to you once your baby has died. I should imagine that they are familiar to many people who walk their days without their child - but also others who have experienced trauma or bereavement, of any kind. "You are so brave"  Brave adjective ready to face and … Continue reading “You are So Brave, I Just Don’t Know How You Do It”