Join us in helping ensure maternity care for mums having twins, triplets or more is the best it possibly can be throughout the UK.
To do this we are rolling out our Maternity Engagement Project to as many hospitals as we can, supporting teams in a practical way to implement NICE QS46 – eight quality standards that describe the high quality care parents of multiples should expect. After working with 30 units in England, we have the proof that following the guidelines works.
Any lobbying we do is focussed on ensuring babies from multiple pregnancies get the best care. The outcomes will be:
- Fewer neonatal admissions
- Fewer stillbirths
- Fewer emergency c-sections
- Improvements in patient satisfaction
- Join us in supporting The Smallest Things and Bliss to ensure better maternity and paternity leave for parents of premature babies (many multiple births are premature).
- Help twin mum Stevie Lauren who is campaigning to improve maternity and paternity pay for mums and dads raising multiples.
- We are part of the Baby Loss Awareness Alliance – a group of charities committed to raising awareness of pregnancy and baby loss. We are actively involved in Baby Loss Awareness Week (October 9 – 15).
- Help us in Scotland where we are campaigning for better support for families with multiple births alongside twin mum Jennifer Edmondstone.
- Support the Pregnancy and Baby Charity Network, which we are part of, by contacting your local MP. Here’s all you need to know.
Scottish and Welsh elections
Ahead of this year’s elections on 6 May, we’re asking our supporters in Scotland and Wales to contact local candidates and ask them to pledge to take action to make this the safest place in the world to have a baby, if elected.
Follow the links to the Scottish manifesto and the Welsh manifesto to find out more.
Oh, and we’ve got form!
One of our biggest successes to date is a national report published by MBRRACE showed our efforts contributed to reducing twin stillbirths by almost 50% and neonatal deaths by 30%. Put another way 305 twin babies lives were saved and this is the biggest drop recorded among any group in the UK since records began.