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Fourth Trimester Meet

Project Coordinator: Gentle Parenting South Manchester & Peekaboo Slings Information and support for bumps and babies up to 4 months. Come along to our monthly meet for evidence-based information and peer support. * Find out about normal newborn behaviour * Meet other new parents and parents-to-be * Chat about […]


Project Coordinator: Rosey Adams Rosey is a mother of three, living in the Outer Hebrides and spending her time raising awareness and supporting those affected by Perinatal Mental Illness She hosts #PNDHour every Wednesday via Twitter between 8-9pm discussing a wide range of topics surrounding Perinatal Mental Illness. She is the creator of #PNDChat […]

Life With Baby

Project Coordinator: Sue Parker Life With Baby is an online peer support network for anyone experiencing postnatal mental health issues in Kent, UK. Find out more here:  

Caesarean in Focus

Project Coordinator: Clare Goggin Caesarean in Focus is a change platform that aims to transform the way that families experience caesarean birth.  It is a platform to explore anything related to caesarean birth, and is for anyone and everyone, whether you are a health professional, a service user or something in […]

B.O.O.B.S. Salford

Project Coordinator: Kimberly Bond of Visit From The Stork CIC “Be Open On Breastfeeding” in Salford is a small community project in Salford, Greater Manchester, which aims to help women to become more confident to breastfeed. They do this by encouraging mums (of all ages and backgrounds) to speak out […]

Growing Families

Project Coordinators: Helen Calvert (heartmummy) & Vanessa Aparicio-Hancox  Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural event in Manchester on Thursday 6th October!  It was a brilliant day and it was wonderful to meet you all.  We are in the process of reflecting upon the feedback and deciding on the […]

World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative

Project Coordinators: Helen Gray IBCLC and Clare Meynell IBCLC World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) UK is measuring the country’s performance against the WHO Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. The WBTi focuses on 10 key indicators from the evidence-based strategies in the WHO Global Strategy for Infant and […]


Campaign Founders: Florence Wilcock, obstetrician, and Gill Phillips of Nutshell Communications Identifying and sharing best practice across the nation’s maternity services.  #MatExp is a powerful social campaign involving people from all walks of life from all across the country (and overseas!). It aims to: Encourage and empower users […]


Project Coordinator: Helen Calvert, heartmummy The #hospitalbreastfeeding hashtag was started on Twitter following my experiences breastfeeding my youngest son who has a congenital heart defect. My website – – delivers some key messages developed from the #hospitalbreastfeeding discussions, and helps medical professionals to understand what’s in it for them when it comes […]