Safety

What does Better Births say?

Most women who contacted the review said that the safety of their baby and themselves was their primary concern. They expected that the health services and professionals caring for them would also have safety as a priority.

 

Here is the link to the NHS page on Maternal and neonatal health safety:

https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/maternal-and-neonatal-safety-collaborative/

The Safer Maternity Care report can be found here:

Safer maternity care_- progress and next steps

You can also see what the NHS is doing to reduce cases of Still Births across the UK:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/saving-babies-lives-car-bundl.pdf

GBS is a common bacterial bug that affects 2-4 in 10 women (20 – 40%) in the UK. GBS is not a sexually transmitted disease and most women carrying GBS will have no symptoms. Carrying GBS is not harmful to you, but it can affect your baby around the time of birth. Find out more here:

https://gbss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-Joint-RCOG-GBSS-PIL_final.pdf

Healthcare provision in the NHS is very safe but on rare occasions when things go wrong, it is important that those involved are properly informed and supported, unnecessary costs are contained and that we learn in order to improve. NHS Resolution aims to tackle these issues, find out more here:

https://resolution.nhs.uk/

Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2014–16 Maternal, Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme November.

MBRRACE-UK Maternal Report 2018 – Web Version

Antenatal education is offered at children’s centres throughout Lincolnshire.

The sessions cover:

  • becoming a parent and getting to know your baby
  • preparation for labour and birth
  • caring for your baby in the early days
  • feeding your baby
  • baby’s first language

Follow this link for more information – https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/childrens-health/antenatal-information/131658.article