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Although this site, campaign and petition is because of and in memory of Jessica, it is for the benefit of future Mums like her. These are just a few of the things that people have said and emailed since this campaign started.

"I am an Independent Midwife, a supervisor of midwives and writer. I am just emailing you to offer any support, advice or help for your very important campaign. Thankyou for doing such important work. It will make a difference." LA

"I too had a Group A Strep infection in the uterus after the birth of my second baby. It was only by citing Jessica's death that I was "allowed" to come in and get started on necessary intravenous antibiotics." KG

"Through tears I have passed this on to everyone I know. Good luck with it." JS

"This horrible disease killed my grandmother nearly 100 years ago. I didn't realise it was still a problem. Sorry for your loss." TB

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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.
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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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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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