A date for those interested in improving maternity services, March 7th.
Reclaiming Birth is a campaign by NCT, AIMS, ARM, IM UK and Albany Mums about the standard of maternity services throughout the UK. We want parents-to-be to have the best opportunity to start family life in the optimum way. Our concerns cover a range of issues:
Many women and their partners are left alone in labour and get little support from overstretched midwives. Parents-to-be often don’t have access to the services and support they need for the birth of their baby to be a safe, positive and life affirming event.
This will only change when there are more midwives, more women being able to birth in free-standing midwifery units (Birth Centres) or at home and more midwives carrying their own caseloads and looking after parents-to-be from conception to birth and postnatally. Few parents-to-be currently have any of these options.
See you there!