Council gives leave to staff suffering baby loss

Council gives leave to staff suffering baby loss

Barking and Dagenham is the first UK council to offer full-paid leave to employees who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth. The new policy offers a week off work to women who lose their baby at any stage in their pregnancy, as well as to partners of women...
Black Maternal Death raised in Parliament

Black Maternal Death raised in Parliament

Yesterday, the House of Commons acknowledged racial inequality in relation to maternal deaths. The discussion came about in response to a petition started by Tinuke Awe and Clo Abe calling for more research into why black mothers are five times more likey to die...
Mental health hubs to support new and bereaved mothers

Mental health hubs to support new and bereaved mothers

We are delighted to learn that new mental health centres will support new, expectant and bereaved mothers. The hubs will offer maternity services, reproductive health and psychological therapy. NHS England plans to open 26 sites by April 2022, beginning with:...
Online Meeting to support Perinatal Mental Health

Online Meeting to support Perinatal Mental Health

15th June 2021, 13:45 – 17:00 BST Begin Before Birth: Emotional Wellbeing During Pregnancy and Beyond is a public online conference, in which experts will discuss how expectant mothers can maintain the best possible mental health. The session is chaired by Prof....
International Women’s Day 2021: Choose To Challenge

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose To Challenge

This year’s International Women’s Day theme – “Choose To Challenge” – is especially appropriate for Genesis. For many years, many women have chosen to take on our fundraising challenges, supporting research into fertility and baby...