About Jessica's Trust

Jessica's Trust was started as a campaign by Jessica Palmer's husband, Ben, in early 2007.

In April 2008 it was formalised as a Trust, with Ben and four of Jessica's closest friends as trustees. As of September 2008 the Trust has charitable status.

We are very fortunate to have some expert help and advice:

Medical Advisors

Professor Keith Cartwright MA BM FRCP FRCPath FFPH
Professor of Clinical Microbiology

Mrs Nitu Bajekal MBBS, MD (Obs & Gynae), MRCOG (UK)
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Barnet Hospital, London UK
Training Programme Director, NTE London Deanery (Obs and Gynae)

We are also grateful for the endorsement of:

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What is childbed fever?

Childbed fever is an infection of the womb in new mothers which can lead to septicaemia. If left untreated infection will cause organ failure and death - even in young, fit mothers.

What are the symptoms? »
Information for parents »

What's the aim?

We would like every parent and every midwife and doctor to know that childbed fever is still a very real threat to a mother's life.

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Can I help? »

Who is Jessica?

Jessica Palmer was a Mum. She died in June 2004, at 34 years old, of childbed fever caused by Group A streptococcus.

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