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

Newborn on maternity ward

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

If you have 30 seconds…

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If you have two minutes…

Please ask your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, via email (or any other place) what they think can be done to make Wards Fit for Purpose. Feel free to use the suggested copy below:

“Tell Mumsnet how all postnatal wards could be made fit for purpose: add your ideas here #BetterPostnatalCare”

If you have five minutes…

Please tell us what you think can be done to make postnatal wards in hospitals better for all women. Fridges with sandwiches, fruit and water? Turning off noises on personal devices? Asking visitors to keep the noise down? Maternity care workers to make sure all new mothers get something to eat and drink? Please add your thoughts to this thread, tweet us @MumsnetTowers with the hashtag #BetterPostnatalCare, post on our Facebook page, or email us at campaigns@mumsnet.com.

If you have ten minutes…

You might have noticed there's going to be a General Election in the UK on June 8 – which makes this a perfect time to talk to your local candidates about why you think it's important that women get good postnatal care. You could email them asking them to look at our campaign; you could tell them about your personal experience, especially if it's reasonably recent, or the experience of someone you know; you could – if you're keen – turn up at a hustings in your constituency or write a letter to your local newspaper. If you know who your current MP is, you could email them asking them to take up the cause.

If you have more time…

Would you like to become a campaign champion for our Better Postnatal Care campaign? Being a campaign champion means signing up to go the extra mile – perhaps writing to your MP, talking to your local healthcare trusts about their postnatal care (using information we will give you), making a noise about our campaign on social media, or drawing other Mumsnet users' attention to our campaign pages when you see a discussion thread that touches on the issues we're focusing on. If you'd like to know more, email us on campaigns@mumsnet.com.