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Why is the new GBS leaflet so Important?

Just before Christmas we received some amazing news from Group B Strep Support.During September 2017, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) updated their Green-top Guideline in to the Group B Strep infection to advise that, it is now the national recommended practice to provide all pregnant women with information about GBS.Now after collaboration between RCOG and GBSS, a jointly written leaflet will be provided in the UK to all pregnant women for the first time.

Why is this leaflet so important?

Firstly, the leaflet is endorsed by RCOG who aim to improve the healthcare of women worldwide and publish guidelines to provide high-quality care.This will bring huge changes in both awareness and ultimately prevention of infections.

A hard-copy of the leaflet will be made available to all pregnant women in the UK (based on 2016 figures, that is around 0.7M per year) and is written in an easy to understand way that includes how to minimise the risk of infection in their bab…

Dear Darlin'

Sub-Lyrics from the hit single "Dear Darlin'" - these words are for Mia
Dear Darlin’, please excuse my writing.
I can’t stop my hands from shaking
'Cause I’m cold and alone tonight.
I miss you and nothing hurts like no you.
And no one understands what we went through.
It was short. It was sweet. We tried.
And if my words break through the wall
And meet you at your door,
All I could say is “Girl, I mean them all.”
Olly Murs (c) 2014

4 Years tomorrow….

4 Years tomorrow….

It seems inconceivable that it’s four years tomorrow that Mia was born.It goes without saying that both her mum and I are different people, changed beyond recognition.Sometimes it feels like we are going nowhere, the world is not listening and then out of the blue something happens like a media interview request that happened earlier this week on how things had changed over the 4 years and in light of the new leaflet now being given out to pregnant families detailing the existence and effect of Group B Strep.

Tomorrow will be quiet, just myself, Amanda and Theo – I’m hoping we will see the other children too at some point in the day, because for tomorrow nothing else matters X