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Thu 24th Jan 2008 by Ben Palmer.

British Journal of Midwifery

Cruise Bereavement Care

Confidential Enquiry into Maternal And Child Health

Department of Health

Healthcare Commission

NHS Direct

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Patients Association

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Survive …

Remember the good times

Sat 30th Jun 2007 by Ben Palmer.

… now. The pain is still there but not quite in the same stabbing way.

Anyone who doesn't know bereavement will say that I'm 'moving on', but you don't move on, ever. You learn to live with your bereavement, hard as it is, and you carry it like an amputation. Most days now I'm just aware of my missing limb and work around it with a sadness, and some days like today it hurts like the day it …

Who is Jessica?

Thu 21st Jun 2007 by Ben Palmer.

Jessica Palmer was a Mum.

She died in June 2004, at 34 years old, of childbed fever . It was six days after the uncomplicated birth of her second child.

Jessica's story could save another Mum's life and prevent another family's heartache and pain ; that is what Jessica would have wanted.

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? »
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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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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