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I tweet a mix of personal, parenting and Jessica's Trust information, links, news and chat: twitter.com/jessicastrust

If you have arrived here from the jessicastrust profile you may be interested in some more information:

Jessica's Trust on twitter

Who am I?

I am Ben Palmer, a childbed fever widower and parent to two children, Harry (7) and Emily (4). I set up Jessica's Trust, now a registered UK charity, to raise awareness of childbed fever - a post-natal septicaemic infection. Childbed fever accounted for 14% of maternal deaths in the UK between 2003 and 2005.

I'd like to stop unnecessary death and illness from this archaic disease.

Why did I follow you?

If you are wondering why you are being followed, it is probably because:

  • You caught my eye on a friend's profile or were recommended
  • A scan of your tweets caught my interest

I don't follow just to gain followers. I think I might be interested in what you say, I hope you may be interested in what I say!

If you follow me first, I will gladly follow back, if your follow doesn't appear spammy.

Jessica's Trust

For more on Jessica's Trust, please see:



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.
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What are the symptoms? »
Childbed fever: the facts »

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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This website contains general information about childbed fever. The information is not complete or comprehensive. You should not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about childbed fever (or any other medical condition) you should consult your doctor or other healthcare provider; and if you think you may be suffering from childbed fever (or any other medical condition) you should seek immediately medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.
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