Read about the vision of the National Maternity Review 2016

Maternity services in England must become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family-friendly. That’s the vision of the National Maternity Review, which earlier this week (23 February) published its recommendations for how services should change over the next five years.

In her opening statement of the Review Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Independent Chair, National Maternity Review, says: “The birth of a child should be a wonderful, life-changing time for a mother and her whole family. It is a time of new beginnings, of fresh hopes and new dreams, of change and opportunity. It is a time when the experiences we have can shape our lives and those of our babies and families forever. These moments are so precious, and so important. It is the privilege of the NHS and healthcare professionals to care for women, babies and their families at these formative times.”

Sadly too many births in recent years have not been positive experiences and the NHS, and this review, sets out steps in which to change that.

Read more on the NHS site or read the National Maternity Review directly here.

Magical Baby Moments

This article was written by Magical Baby Moments. Magical Baby Moments offers group hypnobirthing classes in Romford, and one-to-one classes across Essex and London.

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