STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

Caroline Tully shares the story of her daughter Clara, who died shortly after birth and please sign the petition

Please sign the petition

Coroners Inquests into Stillbirths where signs of life are present during labour

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104893

Read Caroline’s story

In March 2014, at 37+1, I went into labour with our first daughter Clara. My waters didn’t break but we waited until my contractions were 2 minutes apart before setting off to the hospital. On arrival basic checks were carried out and we were advised to go home as labour with your first baby can take up to 24 hours. My daughter’s heartbeat was listened to once.

We were concerned and recorded the increasing frequency and length of each contraction ourselves. We did not feel we were listened to. We said that we didn’t want to be sent home but the midwife was determined she knew best and it took us 25 minutes to struggle back to the car. Within an hour we were back at the hospital and our daughter was born within minutes. There was no sound from Clara after she was born and emergency procedures were then followed. We were told after 30 minutes that resuscitation was unsuccessful and that Clara had been stillborn.

Click on the link to read more

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/audit-quality-improvement/each-baby-counts/claras-story/

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