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Helping midwives to put parents at the centre of their care

Caring for parents who have experienced the death of a baby is an important role for midwives, student midwives and other members of the multidisciplinary team. In this article Clare Worgan, Sands’ Head of Training and Education, writes about the importance of bereavement care to parents, how training helps healthcare......
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Born in Lockdown – mothers’ experiences in a pandemic

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash
Two years ago, I set up Mothership Writers, running creative writing courses especially for new mums. I’ve now carried out more than a hundred workshops and time and time again I’ve seen just how nourishing and restorative – if not transformational – the act of putting pen to paper can......

When choice is taken away: empowering families when facing decisions about baby loss

Steph Wild, Founder and Chris Binnie, Trustee of the charity Beyond Bea give a presentation discussing “When choice is taken away: empowering families when facing decisions about baby loss” at the London Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020. Beyond Bea is a charity focusing on raising awareness about baby loss and......
Midwifery Sector News

The Case for Parental Voices in Perinatal Mortality Review

Watching the start of the “infected Blood Enquiry” into the 1970s contaminated blood products scandal which had such devastating effect on the haemophiliac community and others is hard. 3000 died. The Enquiry started with heart rending testimonials from those affected, and the relatives of the dead.  The Grenfell Enquiry started......