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On twitter

Mon 2nd Mar 2009 by Ben Palmer.

I tweet a mix of personal, parenting and Jessica's Trust information, links, news and chat:

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 …

Life saving treatment wanted asap

Sun 1st Mar 2009 by Ben Palmer.

… referring sites in my log stats, and often visit back. It was in this way that I came across a parenting forum this weekend.

A mother of three posted with a link to Jessica's Trust, urging people to read the information contained herein and, if they feel as strongly as she does, to sign the petition.

I was, though, dismayed to read a third reply to her post, from another mum, who …

Anniversary request

Mon 30th Jun 2008 by Ben Palmer.

Four years ago today, a good mother died unnecessarily from an archaic illness. The world may not have noticed immediately, but the three year old boy crying in his bed, the six day old girl feeding in her father's arms and the grieving widower did.

Together the three of us have kicked, …

Friday's Child

Wed 30th Apr 2008 by Ben Palmer.

… Ben's heartbreaking story of dealing with his grief while raising two small children as a single parent. As he tries to accept the idea of life without his beloved wife, he battles shock, grief, despair and guilt, before finally finding hope in the future, thanks to the love and support of his friends and family. It is a devastating story of living with a cruel and needless loss.

Download …


Wed 16th Apr 2008 by Ben Palmer.

… a great deal of extra information to put on the site just yet, but there is a new Information for Parents page, lifted from the new leaflet which, together with the poster, is hopefully almost ready for release.

Hopefully more information and some great news soon.

Friday's Child is nearly ready

Wed 23rd Jan 2008 by Ben Palmer.

… raw, moving account of dealing with his grief while raising two small children as a single parent, and of how he successfully sued the NHS for negligence. As he struggles to comprehend his loss and to care for their two young children, he is overwhelmed by shock, anger, despair and guilt, before finally finding hope in the future, thanks to the love and support of his friends and family. …

Masses of bodies

Tue 4th Dec 2007 by Ben Palmer.

… an ideal weight even for someone who isn't pregnant.

Somewhere between April and June she apparently lost 3cm in height and gained 20kg, even after Emily was delivered, making her an obese statistic. How many other anomalies are there in "Saving Mothers' Lives" that enable them to blame mothers for their own maternal death, I wonder?

Dying to be a mother

Sun 2nd Dec 2007 by Ben Palmer.

… How much longer can they keep burying their heads in the sand?

We need to take control, as parents, and show the NHS and government that we are not prepared to slide further into this third world state, and that no more unnecessary maternal deaths are acceptable.

I encourage you to write to your MP and let your feelings be known.

Come on, Daddy

Wed 24th Oct 2007 by Ben Palmer.

… "You need to stop buying your smokers."

I don't always like it when the flow of good advice from parent to child is reversed, but how can I argue? I gave up for him once before, so I can do it again, but I'm not quite ready to stop procrastinating. Bad Daddy.

I like Mondays

Sat 15th Sep 2007 by Ben Palmer.

… Don't argue with each other. Play nicely. LISTEN TO ME."

I love my children and I love being a parent, but sometimes I hate parenting.

The weekend is not yet half way through and already I am longing for Monday morning when both children will be at school.

'Oh, my love it makes me sad.

Why did things turn out so bad?

Was it just a dream, everything we

did, everything we had?'

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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