Better births: personal and safe

This is Laura she’s expecting her first baby early on in her pregnancy Laura did lots of research and she spoke to her friends about their experiences as pregnancy and childbirth but there was so much information it made her anxious she really didn’t know what to expect and was worried she wouldn’t be able […]

Bereavement: coping with grief after a stillbirth | NHS

A stillborn baby is a baby born… ..after 24 weeks of pregnancy that shows no sign of life at birth. What we know is, the stillbirth rate has decreased slightly. Currently it’s about 5.2 babies die in every thousand babies that are delivered in the UK. On the Tuesday we had the scan, which was […]

Jessica’s Story – A Journey through Childbirth and Rehabilitation

Vision of Better Births – Baroness Julia Cumberlege and Sir Cyril Chantler

>>Baroness Julia Cumberlege: Wow, what a wonderful gathering; Sarah Jane, thank you so much. I want to say, I do not think we could have a better person to chair the transformation board, and that is really good; your commitment shines through. Your experience recently, I think, is hugely valuable; and I love your phrase, […]

From pregnancy, to childbirth and beyond: the staff who shape your maternity journey

Hello my name is Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent. I’m head of maternity, children and young people at NHS England. I’ve been a midwife for 30 years and I’ve had the absolute privilege of supporting just under 2,000 women to birth their babies. The pregnancy journey is very special. Midwives on the whole tend to support women and […]

Giving birth in hospital | NHS

The most important thing with maternity care is that women are under the care of a midwife. All women need a midwife. Midwifery care for delivery can take place at home, or in a midwifery unit if there is a free-standing one, or in hospital. I would like to think that we can provide the […]

Does the UK have a race problem when it comes to childbirth & maternity? BBC Stories

I’ve not had one person that I can be like: ‘Oh they were lovely, I’m so glad I had them during my baby journey’, because they’ve all just been pretty rubbish. We know that black women are much more likely to have severe complications than white women so it’s clearly a really important area to […]

Childbirth & maternity: Does the UK have a race problem? BBC Stories

I’ve not had one person that I can be like: ‘Oh they were lovely, I’m so glad I had them during my baby journey’, because they’ve all just been pretty rubbish. We know that black women are much more likely to have severe complications than white women so it’s clearly a really important area to […]

NHS pays out £200,000 a week in compensation to patients for bed sores

NHS pays out £200,000 every week in compensation to patients who have suffered from BED SORES in hospitalLast year saw NHS payouts reach a record of £10 3million – £200,000 a weekSome 150 years ago Florence Nightingale said bedsores were nurses failure There were a record number of cases settled last year with large payouts    The […]