Our primary aim is to raise awareness of childbed fever: we would like every parent and every midwife and doctor to know that childbed fever (also called puerperal fever or puerperal sepsis) is still a very real threat to a mother's life.
In the same way that every parent knows the danger of Meningitis, we believe that parents should be told about sepsis and childbed fever in ante natal classes and at the point of post natal discharge.
- Every new mother to be handed a leaflet or card with information about childbed fever and its symptoms.
- Every new mother to have regular observations recorded on a Modified Early Obstetric Warning System (MEOWS) chart - in hospital and at home.
- Every doctor and midwife to have clear sepsis guidelines.
If a mother complains of feeling unwell or shows a temperature (in particular over 38°C) she should be assumed to have contracted childbed fever until it can be proved otherwise.
There is no need, particularly in modern Western medicine, for anybody to die just because they had a baby.
Please help us, by spreading the message.