New Bump in Town : Week 16, Meet your Obstetrician!

Due to my higher BMI (31 – I blame the Dairy Milk), several previous miscarriages and my age I have been referred to midwifery with obstetric care. So my husband and I headed off to the John Radcliffe with plenty of time and, as we are now old hands at this, made sure we leftContinue reading “New Bump in Town : Week 16, Meet your Obstetrician!”

New Bump in Town : 9 Weeks, Booking in

This week I had my booking in appointment with the midwives in Abingdon. I was pleased that I could self-refer to the midwives if I wanted to bypass GP services (for the second baby I didn’t want to use GP time unless I had to but for the first it’s a useful appointment to askContinue reading “New Bump in Town : 9 Weeks, Booking in”

New Bump in Town : 6 weeks, It’s Early But….

It’s been a rather rocky few weeks for us as I have history of multiple miscarriage and my anxiety has been through the roof, but thanks to the incredible Recurrent miscarriage unit at the John Radcliffe and the Early Pregnancy Unit at Rose Hill, they have made me feel less panicky and more relaxed withContinue reading “New Bump in Town : 6 weeks, It’s Early But….”

Continuity of Carer Steering Group

We love taking part in consultations to improve maternity services in Oxfordshire so we are really excited to be taking part in the Oxfordshire NHS Continuity of Care workshops in differing pathways of care. We have taken part in workshops around Induction and Bereavement so far. Here is our co-chair Louise at the most recentContinue reading “Continuity of Carer Steering Group”

We went to a Baby Show!

And it was brilliant! The nice people at the Bumps and Babies company very kindly gave us a stall at the Kassam Stadium for the Oxfordshire Baby and Toddler Show 2020. Ably assisted by the amazing Stacey and Pauline (both midwives at Wallingford Birth centre) we had a brilliant show, meeting women and their partnersContinue reading “We went to a Baby Show!”

Working with bereaved parents to make maternity services safer – Podcast episode

At the end of September, Co-Chair Hayley took part in a podcast about baby loss and bereavement with Chief Midwifery Officer Jacqui Dunkley-Bent. Professor Jaqueline Dunkley Bent – Chief Midwifery Officer for England talks to Jessica Clasby-Monk, David Monteith and Hayley Leyshon about how we can better work with bereaved parents to make maternity servicesContinue reading “Working with bereaved parents to make maternity services safer – Podcast episode”