I am supporting Tommy’s Baby campaign #AlwaysAsk. This campaign has been endorsed by the Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and NHS England.
I have never experienced pregnancy but I can understand how important it is to ask questions when it comes to your health during that period of time when you are pregnant. Women should not be afraid to ask whatever may be on their mind. It is their bodies and their child/s’ inside them.
Tommy’s has always inspired me as a charity, especially as they work closely with experiences that have happened to women like my mum and a few of my friends. I wrote an article for Love Life, Live magazine last year in June, which explains my mum’s situation in more detail.
…they informed her that they needed to commence birth procedures because my mother had a blood clot. This was draining the blood from her body at the back of her placenta. This is referred to as a concealed abruption. In order to save my mother’s life, the baby needed to be born. Subsequently, due to the distressing conditions, her daughter (Nicola) died.
Love Life, Live magazine – article by Natasha Bolger
With charities as wonderful as Tommy’s, mothers and mothers-to-be are able to receive the support and guidance that they need if they require additional support from their midwives. Due to their extensive research, children who were born prematurely like myself, especially when the doctors did not think it was possible for my mum to conceive another little girl again, we are able to be living in this world.
Did you know?
More than 60% of women worry that they are wasting midwives’ time by raising health concerns.
Tommy’s want women to speak up if there’s something they are worried about, no matter how big or small it may seem. More information about #AlwaysAsk can be found here.
Please raise awareness of #AlwaysAsk on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wherever you can.