On Wednesday 12th July I was proud to launch a new cross party group in parliament that will focus on birth trauma.
I have been deeply moved by the response that I have received to my campaign so far. I plan on raising maternity provisions and after care for Mums post-birth at all levels of government and in parliament, in order to advocate for change. I don't want any mum to go through what I had, and be lying in bed and pressing the emergency button saying you need help and it's not coming.
The link to my recent interview in The Times with information on this issue can be found here, should you wish to read and share it: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-was-ignored-after-traumatic-birth-…
I was also given the opportunity to speak about this issue on BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour and you can listen to my interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001np8m
I have also spoken with BBC News about my campaign and you can read their article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-66188232
I am pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Mumsnet, I have launched a new survey on birth trauma.
The links to my Mumsnet guest post and the survey are below, should you wish to take part. Please do feel free to share this link with anyone that would like to contribute.
Mumsnet Post: https://www.mumsnet.com/talk/guest_posts/4857159-guest-post-from-theo-clarke-mp-it-was-the-most-terrifying-experience-of-my-entire-life-i-thought-i-was-going-to-die-but-the-lack-of-support-afterwards-has-left-me-determined-to-improve-care-for-new-mothers
If you are a mother who has experienced birth trauma and wish to share your story, please do email email@example.com I am taking the time to read and reply to every email I receive.