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Maternity Care on TV

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gailforce1 Mon 13-Jun-11 19:03:34

Just a heads up for anyone interested in the standard of care in Maternity units, this is the subject of the Tonight current affairs programme on Thursday 16th June at 7.30pm on ITV 1.

nannyl Mon 13-Jun-11 22:39:33

ooh thanks for that smile

gailforce1 Tue 14-Jun-11 17:34:43

Also ITV TONIGHT Baby Hospital 9pm. Filmed a t Liverpool Women's Hospital neonatal unit. Tonight's edition follows three births that suffered complications in case anyone who is pg does not want to watch.

AllTheYoungDoods Tue 14-Jun-11 17:51:14

And looking ahead to One Born Every Minute USA, I just found this article, which is intersting (but has a few spoilers!) here

gailforce1 Thu 16-Jun-11 18:20:45

The Tonight programme is on at 7.30pm tonight.

scaryfairy28 Thu 16-Jun-11 19:43:37

It's already making me glad I live in Scotland where things don't seem so bad.

nannyl Thu 16-Jun-11 19:55:07

Im watching

and relieved to be planning a home birth!

gailforce1 Thu 16-Jun-11 20:00:18

60% of NHS compenstation fund goes to maternity related cases. 500 babies die unnecessarily each year, a third world counrty? No THIS country. What an absolute disgrace.

Oh and it is costing tax payers to fund this incompetence as well!! I cannot think of any other situation where this would tolerated - but its women and babies so do they matter?

CarGirl Thu 16-Jun-11 20:03:56

please look at count the kicks they are campaigning to reducing stillbirth in the UK through education, there are also other campaigns out there - one being ran by grazia

PinkFondantFancy Fri 17-Jun-11 09:27:08

<wibble> this programme was scary. It confirms what I thought though, that DH and I need to be prepared to be very vocal if we feel something isn't right and we're not being taken seriously.

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