After the arrival of his second child last week at Coventry Lucina Birth Centre, England international Nathan Hughes has reminded everyone how important the Baby Lifeline charity is.
Baby Lifeline is a unique national charity supporting the care of pregnant women and newborn babies all over the UK and worldwide.
After the arrival of my second child last week at Coventry Lucina Birth Centre, I had a chance to go see the importance @babylifeline charity does for the maternity and neonatal units across the country for our mothers and babies…
— Nathan Hughes 🏉 (@NateWJHughes) December 1, 2017
There is a shortage of vital equipment in maternity units throughout the country. The majority of NHS Trusts in the UK have made applications to the charity for funding this year, and over half requested fetal monitoring equipment and associated training.
Baby Lifeline’s nationwide ‘Monitoring for Mums’ major appeal will raise funds, region by region, for this much-needed technology and training, which can help save thousands of babies’ lives.
As well as reducing stillbirth rates, fetal monitoring can help avoid brain injury, causing conditions such as cerebral palsy. NHS England confirm that CTG (cardiotocography) is a well-established method of confirming fetal well-being and the best method available to monitor a fetus during high risk labour.
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“Please help this amazing charity to do all they can to give the next generation the safest and best possible start.” David Tennant, Ambassador @babylifeline
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— David-Tennant.com (@davidtennantcom) December 1, 2017