Maternity Matters was created by myself and Jayne, after much discussion. It is almost an extension of my birth trauma page and another outlet for parents to go to after a traumatic birth. This is our mission statement:
Maternity Matters is a blog dedicated towards raising awareness of birth trauma, the positive birth choices that women are entitled to make and the steps which families can take to move on with their lives after a traumatic birth. Maternity Matters will not exclude anybody. Maternity Matters will be a place for support, guidance, advice and a shoulder to cry on. Maternity Matters will strive to deliver the latest in pregnancy, childbirth and maternity news and will offer opinions, research and real life experiences.
Maternity Matters has a double meaning:
emphasising the fact that mothers and their rights DO matter
highlighting and challenging the state of maternity care in the UK.
We do not expect to make huge changes in the ways that families are treated during pregnancy and childbirth. We do hope to educate, guide and counsel families in order to help them make informed decisions and to move on from events that can be devastating.
Maternity Matters is extremely important to us. We hope that some of you will support us and contribute towards it all. We hope that we can help ladies like us and families like ours.
If you have suffered a traumatic birth, please pop over to Maternity Matters; you may find that some of the articles cna provide some comfort for you. Additionally, if you would like to work with or write for Maternity Matters, please get in touch. You can leave a comment here or you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org