Charity Spotlight

Raising awareness in a digital age

Kicks Count aims to reduce the UK's high stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby movements. Kicks Count started out in 2009 under the name Count the Kicks and changed to Kicks...

Supporting mothers with post-traumatic stress disorder

It is 40 years since post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received official recognition as a mental health condition in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...

A safe space for parents

The UK charity Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) started out under a different name. Support after Termination for Fetal Abnormality (SATFA) was founded in 1988 by a group of bereaved parents and...

Saving babies' lives in a pandemic

With various different restrictions in place throughout the country, which are changing on a weekly basis, confusion as to what is and what is not safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact...

Supporting families after a diagnosis of Edwards' or Patau's syndrome

Imagine going from being happily pregnant to being told that the baby you are expecting has a rare and life-limiting condition If your child does beat the odds and survives to be born alive, no-one...

Tools for frontline professionals

The way in which healthcare organisations respond and learn following patient safety incidents has been repeatedly highlighted as a cause for concern Getting that right has never been as important as...

What does COVID-19 mean for new mothers in prison?

In September 2019, a baby died when a mother gave birth overnight in her prison cell-alone Multiple investigations were launched and coverage of the tragedy revealed a raft of other deeply concerning...

Extra support for expectant parents

The PANDAS Foundation provides help, support and advice to parents with per inatal mental illness which affects up to 20% of new and expectant mums We are also here to inform and guide family members,...

Supporting women with breast cancer during pregnancy

Breast Cancer Now's website serves as a useful guide for up-to-date information on breast awareness

Breaking the silence

Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of the Lancet, described stillbirth as ‘one of the most neglected, marginalised, and stigmatised issues in global health today’ (Jolly, 2016) More than 26 million...

A box of memories

The Sands memory box is a tool for midwives, and those supporting bereaved parents, to provide sensitive opportunities to begin the lifelong process of acknowledging and remembering their baby

Choice as the cornerstone of woman-centred care

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service ([BPAS], 2019a) sees over 80 000 women per year across Britain for reproductive healthcare services including abortion care, pregnancy counselling, miscarriage...

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