Affirmations, Belief, and Making Things Happen

Affirmations, Belief, and Making Things Happen

This morning brought the sad news that the great boxing legend, Mohammed Ali, had passed away. Many of Ali’s unique quotes, showing his fierce, indomitable, fun spirit have been shared across social media. There is one in particular that caught my eye: It’s the repetition of affirmation that leads to belief. And once that belief […] Read more…

Language Matters: Communication and Baby Loss

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Being in a healthcare environment – whether that be a GP’s surgery or a hospital – can be a hugely disempowering experience. You are likely to feel especially disempowered when you receive bad news – your head spinning, struggling to take in usually complex information. Then, more than ever healthcare professionals of all disciplines need to […] Read more…

Birth, Twitter, and Perception

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Since Hugo died, I have been using Twitter to promote Hugo’s Legacy. I have been fortunate to engage and make friends with a range of people who share my passion for making a difference to other women’s maternity experience. Twitter has on many occasions been set alight with women talking openly about their own experiences, and healthcare professionals […] Read more…

Language Matters! My #MatExp action for NHS Change Day

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Being in any healthcare environment for any reason can feel disempowering for a patient. Effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients can help build trusting relationships, improve patient outcomes and patients’ experiences. Communication is at the centre of everything, and no more so than in a healthcare environment:   That is why I have chosen my […] Read more…

Hugo’s Legacy and #MatExp

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A significant part of Hugo’s legacy includes improving experiences of maternity services for women who have a traumatic birth, and/or whose baby is cared for in a neonatal unit. My particular focus is on making sure language, communication and information is clear and effective at this time, which can be bewildering and upsetting for mums […] Read more…

When #HugosLegacy Trended

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Thanks to many wonderful people on social media, #HugosLegacy trended last Friday (February 20, 2015). I had asked people to help get the hashtag trending in recognition of Hugo’s first birthday. While I had hoped people would get involved, the number of people who tweeted for Hugo surpassed my expectations – with a reach of […] Read more…

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