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Campaign update

Tue 15th Jan 2008 by Ben Palmer.

This year I want to really widen the campaign efforts, and I've been really fortunate to have been introduced to a professional campaigner by my brother.

Gill Kirk of Lyric Communications is helping, pro bono, to plan and setup the next stages of the campaign, and we have many exciting ideas - so watch this space. A huge thank you …


Campaign: what's the aim?

Sun 24th Jun 2007 by Ben Palmer.

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 …


What is the point of twittering anyway?

Sun 10th May 2009 by Ben Palmer.

… is an army of supporters on twitter who pass on messages and information about the Jessica's Trust campaign – often tagged with the #maternalhealth hashtag – and some of them are adept at bringing the cause to celebrity attention.

With some success:

In April Jonathan Ross (Wossy - an extremely popular twitterer) and his wife Jane Goldman (FerretPrincess) both signed and …


MEOWS: Recommended

Sat 25th Apr 2009 by Ben Palmer.

I spend a lot of time campaigning for the national use of Modified Obstetric Early Warning System (MEOWS) chart, and indeed I was in Oxford yesterday talking to some midwifery students about their use, and the difference they would almost certainly have made to Jessica.

Not everybody always immediately shares my …


On twitter

Mon 2nd Mar 2009 by Ben Palmer.

… follow doesn't appear spammy.

Jessica's Trust

For more on Jessica's Trust, please see:

Campaign: what's the aim?

What are the symptoms of childbed fever?

Information for Parents


Mother's Day Every Day

Fri 27th Feb 2009 by Ben Palmer.

… really need our help.

Let's not forget their mothers either. The Mother's Day Every Day campaign is a brilliant idea.


Don't miss the bear

Wed 11th Feb 2009 by Ben Palmer.

… Basingstoke Jan 2009, in their evaluation forms. To underline the purpose of Jessica's Trust, the campaign and our petition, I thought I'd share a few:

Jessica's story highlighted the need for MEOWS on the postnatal wards

Jessica's story of tragedy shows the importance of how not to miss the bear moon-walking amidst the data.

High quality communication, referral & follow ups is …


Help us by signing our petition

Tue 3rd Feb 2009 by Ben Palmer.

Jessica's Trust needs your help

Please sign our petition

We have started a new petition on the Downing Street website, asking the Prime Minister to...

"...ensure that every new mother has regular observations recorded on a Modified Early Obstetric Warning System ( MEOWS ) chart in …


She doesn’t know her mother is dead

Sun 14th Dec 2008 by Ben Palmer.

Just reading the Sunday's, I came across a heart rending story about Karmeh, who still doesn't know her mother died of post-partum sepsis.

Developing world childbirth is far, far more dangerous than it is, for example, in this country, but I believe that charity begins at home and that means …


Thank you

Fri 13th Jun 2008 by Ben Palmer.

… thanks in writing it, but it is wonderful to know that my efforts are appreciated. If either the campaign or the personal story helps save a life then I will be another step closer to the goal I seek.




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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