The Mumsnet Campaign for Better Postnatal Care

Mumsnet is trying to improve postnatal care for new mothers and their babies across the UK.

Results of a Mumsnet survey have found major failings in the current postnatal care system – we want to change that. Read on to find out more about the campaign.


Autumn 2018 Update


Read the latest autumn 2018 update of our Better Postnatal Care campaign.

The impact of birth injuries

Woman with birth injuries

Our latest survey reveals how many mothers are struggling with painful sex and continence problems months or years after their babies were born. Find out more about the long-term impact of birth injuries, and how better care can be provided.

What's the aim of the campaign?

young baby with mum

Find out what we're trying to achieve with the Mumsnet Campaign for Better Postnatal Care.

The results of our postnatal care survey

We spoke to mums about their experiences on the maternity ward – find out about the highs and lows, and what needs to change.

What Mumsnetters said about their postnatal experiences

Read quotes from Mumsnetters about their experiences of postnatal care, from being left hungry and thirsty to overcrowding on wards.

Mumsnet Campaigns

Campaigning is at the heart of Mumsnet's mission – find out more about the other causes we're involved with.

How can you help all mothers and babies get great postnatal care?

No matter how much (or little) time you have to spare, you can help us make a real difference to postnatal care in the UK

The results of our breastfeeding survey

As part of our campaign for better postnatal care, we asked mums about their experiences of infant feeding.

Better Postnatal Care media coverage

woman and newborn in hospital

From national broadsheets to moving personal blogs, see all the media coverage that our campaign for better postnatal care has received.

Postnatal care statistics

postnatal care

Our campaign highlights some shocking statistics surrounding postnatal injuries and the care that women receive in the months and years following birth.