Did maternity campaign achieve anything?
Mums still being sent home from Honiton maternity unit just hours after giving birth.
Its not long ago that a lot of us fought to save our beloved maternity unit. but has our fight actually changed anything?
It would appear not!
We were led to believe that people who needed support with breast feeding would get at least one night’s stay on the unit.
This, however, appears not to be the case.
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A family member of mine recently gave birth and was sent home just a few hours later, despite being a breast feeding mother.
This appears to be the case for many mothers, I am now hearing.
- 1 Sad passing of Seaton Bowling Club President
- 2 Honiton's new town clerk 'will try to make a difference'
- 3 'It’s amazing how much you take for granted and how much we have to be grateful for'
- 4 'Follow the spirit of the lockdown restrictions'
- 5 £40,000 to support local groups hit hard by Covid-19 crisis
- 6 Westpoint one of two news venues to be used for vaccine roll out
- 7 Runners take on 1,000km challenge in memory of Evelyn Tratt
- 8 Hospiscare charity will hold virtual recruitment fair
- 9 Road works start to enhance access to Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone
- 10 Riding through the lockdown restrictions
As a mother myself, I am aware that, after giving birth, you feel very emotional and just need a little support, especially when breast feeding.
The truth is that the NHS may be saving money shutting the unit down at night, but they will end up spending just as much, because it is going to lead to more women being treated for post natal depression.
Things have to change before its too late and something awful happens.
Mrs J Pearce