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
Multiple births are now explicitly mentioned in the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST), something we have campaigned for. This should lead to better and safer births for women expecting twins, triplets or more.
How you can help
Please can you write to your local MP and ask them to support an Early Day Motion (EDM). Everything you need to know is on our campaigns page.
- We wrote to the former Children’s Minister Vicky Ford MP seeking childcare funding for triplets in line with the funding for 2-year-olds. We have since followed this up with the new Minister Will Quince MP (September 2021). We have plans to do this in Scotland.
- 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.
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. But we need to keep the pressure up.