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9 October 2018 - Baby Loss Awareness Week

The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone. Baby Loss Awareness Week is held from 9 to 15 October to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK.

30 September 2018 - Get your flu vaccine!

If you're currently pregnant then you can get a free flu vaccine from your GP practice. Ask about one today!

13 August 2018 - Come along to our tongue tie workshop

If you’ve had personal experience with your baby's tongue tie or work with families of babies with tongue tie, you are invited to a workshop on 12 September 2018 at Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

10 August 2018 - Healthwatch England research into maternal mental health

Healthwatch England is busy doing some research into maternal mental health, which is their first focus in a wider piece of work looking at all aspects of mental health in response to the fact that communities across England have told us that they would like to see mental health prioritised. They are looking for people to complete their survey, which you can find by clicking here.

1 August 2018 - Start4Life launches new Breastfeeding Friend tool on Google Assistant during World Breastfeeding Week

As World Breastfeeding Week launches, the 24/7 Breastfeeding Friend from Public Health England’s programme Start4Life has been made available on Google Home and the Google Assistant app for mobile to provide even more parents with advice and support during the first few weeks of breastfeeding.

24 July 2018 - How can I keep my baby safe during hot weather

Babies and young children can become ill during very hot weather. Their health can be seriously affected by dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke, or sunburn. Try these tips for keeping your child happy and healthy in the heat.

16 July 2018 - Are you ready?

Tommy’s recently launched a campaign that encourages women and their families to plan for pregnancy. You can find out more information here and view an animation here.

11 July 2018 - #whatsinakiss

A user of maternity services whose son sadly died after contracting neonatal herpes, has co-produced with NHSE and Fixers UK, a short film which can be seen here. For further information, please visit here or on Twitter: @whatsinakiss and #whatsinakiss

10 July 2018 - Tommy's launches new Together for Change campaign

In the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth. The emotional impact this has is devastating and leaves parents with so many unanswered questions.

There is still silence and shame around baby loss. But if we can talk about it openly and honestly, not only can we help each other feel less alone, but we can also pave the way for greater awareness and more research to stop it happening.

This is why Tommy’s is launching a brand new campaign, ‘Together For Change’.

11 May 2018 - Top midwife hails ‘extraordinary’ NHS staff who have delivered more than 50 million babies

England’s top midwife today praised the ‘extraordinary’ role of midwives who have delivered more than 50 million babies over the last seven decades and urged young people to consider the “uniquely rewarding” career.

25 April 2018 - Tongue Tie Survey

Has your baby had tongue tie? Did you get it treated? What were your experiences of your local service private or NHS. This survey is now closed.

12 March 2018 - Safer Sleep Week 

From 12-18th March 2018, The Lullaby Trust aims to raise awareness of SIDS and ensure that we reach as many parents as possible with life-saving advice on safer sleep and steps parents can take to reduce the risk of SIDS.