Andrew Lansley spoke yesterday about his government’s continued commitment to the enhanced Health Visitors programme as well as training 5000 more midwives and the ‘named midwife’ initiative: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/may/16/mothers-named-midwife-postnatal-depression
Good news – if it happens. And if it DOES happen, we could see major improvements to women’s (and their partner’s) experiences of maternity care.
I also met the fabulous Vicky Garner who runs a new website The Birth I Want: http://www.thebirthiwant.org.uk. Have a look and share your stories and expectations of pregnancy and birth that could influence the decision makers in government.