Hereis a list of other charities who we work closely with and can help, advise and support you:
National Maternity Support Foundation (NMSF) is Jake’s Charity. It was set up following the tragic stillbirth of Jake Canter due to the nearest hospital maternity unit being closed. NMSF’s founding principles are to take a ‘proactive educative approach’ to maternity care occupying the ‘sensible middle ground’ of public opinion and to help stop these closures happening. We work in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the professional body of Midwives and consult closely with them on issues surrounding maternity care. Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary of the RCM is our lead Patron. NMSF is totally committed to making a difference, helping save lives.
Visit website www.jakescharity.org
Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted.
It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope.
At Sands there are people who understand what it’s like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help offer support and information when you need it.
Tommy’s exists to save babies’ lives by funding research and providing information on the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.
We provide free pregnancy health publications and a freephone PregnancyLine whereby our midwives specialise in advice on healthy lifestyle choices, and can help you with issues such as what to eat in pregnancy, or quitting smoking. We are also there to help if you have suffered a pregnancy loss by providing counselling and advice about care and treatment, including how you can plan for your next pregnancy. Call 0800 0147 800 or email email@example.com to speak to one of our midwives and visit us at www.tommys.org to find out more about us.
For women and families affected by Obstetric Cholestasis (OC). OC is a liver disorder which occurs during pregnancy, and which has been known to be diagnosed at any time from 8 weeks onwards. It is also referred to as intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). It affects about 1 in 200 pregnant women each year in the UK, but may be slightly more common in women of Asian origin. The causes of OC are not yet understood.
Vists website www.ocsupport.org