The #MatExp site is live, now it’s time for ACTION. I’m so proud to be a part of an amazing team of ladies intent on making change happen. The #MatExp team has been working hard to get the site up and running in time for June, and I wanted to tell you a little about why it is so important to me.
7 months ago I gave birth to Elsie Rose. She was born via planned c section after a stressful pregnancy, a pregnancy which was blogged from 6 weeks gestation. Writing about my 4th pregnancy meant so much to me. Being able to write about my hopes and dreams, and my thoughts and fears was cathartic. Spilling words into the screen when our precious baby’s life was unsure. Reaching out to the arms of strangers for advice, support and a shoulder to cry on. Being there to support others in the same position. All of this led me to some amazing people. (more…)
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Time for another Maternity Matters!
A few weeks ago I told you about #MatExp, part of the NHS change day. The #MatExp hashtag has gone from strength to strength in the last six months and I am incredibly honoured to be a part of it.
June is the month of ACTION! And this means that all the experiences we’ve been sharing are being taken into consideration as actions begin to take place on our maternity services. We now have a #Matexp Facebook group (open to all professionals and parents with an interest in the maternity services) and one or two other tricks up our sleeves too.
The point of it is simple- we want to take action. We want to make changes. We want to improve and celebrate our maternity services. So please keep on sharing your stories and do please include the #MatExp hashtag- tweet me and also the fab and
And in other exciting news… I made it to the finals of the #Bibs2015! Thank you to all who voted for me, it is much, much appreciated!
Now on with the link up!
Feel free to link as many posts as you like, ones you’ve either read or written that you think should be shared. Grab the badge if you want to
and if you tweet myself or we’ll share your post. If you can, please come back and read some of the other posts that are linked up too.
Today Elsie is six months and 15 days old. Racing towards her seventh month, and I have no idea how to slow the time down!
So much has changed with Elsie this month. She is moving so much more. Trying SO hard to sit up (and has even managed to sit without cushions bolstering her for around five seconds! Yay! She rolls with confidence now and she is trying really hard to get her little legs moving, ready for crawling. She still gets frustrated after a time on her tummy, but she seems a lot happier in her abilities to move. (more…)
You didn’t fail.
To the mum who fought for the chance and wanted to prove that she could. The mum who waited, who rubbed her swollen belly, and waited. The mum who listened and nodded and then chose her own path anyway. The mum who tried SO hard to push when the time came. And her time came. But it wasn’t to be.
To the mum who wanted that VBAC: you didn’t fail. (more…)