High-quality maternity care for all, free at the point of need, funded to Western European standards and above. Get rid of the internal market and focus funds on frontline staff.
Immediate removal of the charge to migrant mums
The restoration of the Bursary for midwives and nurses and related professions.
Increased funding and support for the university courses training midwives, initially and throughout their working lives.
Increased neo natal beds.
Significantly improve support for women postnatally: physically emotionally and in terms of mental health
Reinstate breastfeeding support to allow women to choose to breastfeed
Provide good quality mental health support
No women to give birth in prison.
No private companies bidding for midwifery work.
End the personal budgets routine.
Respect for women in all aspects of childbirth.
Major research to reduce inductions.
Not one more closure of a maternity unit, nor one bed lost.
Make the UK the safest place on earth to give birth. Its not even in the top ten at present. In 2017 in the UK, 1,267 babies who were born after 24 weeks’ gestation died in their first 28 days of life. ( Bliss) Cuba has better outcomes than the UK https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/20/health/unicef-newborn-deaths-by-country-study/index.html
Ask all the EU midwives to please, please stay.
Birth close to home is best for mother baby and the family. No more nonsense about it being ok to travel for four hours in labour
Improve ambulance services for maternity
Support home births, understanding that this is not a cheap option and will always need obstetric backup
Research and action to stop the greater risk of maternal death to BAME mums and to significantly the numbers of BAME babies dying at birth
Reverse the terrible trend where more babies are dying under one
Focus on women’s health and reduce the number of years women live with ill health
Tackle endometriosis. Tackle extreme period pain. Tackle painful menopause Tackle infertility.
Make the NHS focus on women’s health, research into drug effects on women, and make sure the differences in women’s symptoms are well understood
Improve abortion rights
Reverse all cuts in health vistor services and reinstae a full national service for all
Improve the NHS insurance system for maternity
Protect the genome projects from private companies
End the mother penalty on pay. Stop discrimination against pregnant women.
Fund our whole NHS to Western European standards, and free it from the plague of privatisation and rationing
Save Liverpool Women’s hospital, on-site. Fund Liverpool Women’s Hospital so it can thrive, to serve women and babies locally and nationally and to continue to be a centre of world expertise