UK news March for Midwives protest in Cambridge over 'unsafe' conditions and pay last minute news


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- The protest galvanised many others to action along the way

UK news March for Midwives protest in Cambridge over 'unsafe' conditions and pay last minute news


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- The protest galvanised many others to action along the way

UK news March for Midwives protest in Cambridge over 'unsafe' conditions and pay last minute news
22 November 2022 - 08:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Midwives and their supporters came out in force on Sunday (November 20), starting at the Grafton Centre and ending in front of Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge. Campaigners say the number of midwives has continued to fall in England and conditions are currently “unsafe” for both babies and women and workers themselves. Dozens of demonstrators, including midwives and their supporters, left quite an impression on the public with colourful placards and imaginative chants. By the time they had reached Great St Mary’s Church, opposite Senate House, their numbers had swollen with fresh support. A councillor, who was walking by, even took over the microphone to give an impromptu speech. Becky Talbot, a 49-year-old Independent and NHS birth worker said: “Families I work with can’t access midwifery care when they need it. Maternity care affects everyone. Every single person was cared for by a midwife - was born into the gentle hands of a midwife. However, that’s not the case anymore, babies are being born by the side of the road, in cars, in car parks, on bathroom floors, because midwives aren’t unavailable”.

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. Fia, an NHS midwife in Cambridgeshire, explained why she was protesting: “I’m here today as a midwife because the system I currently work in is unsafe for the women and babies that we care for, and is unsafe for the workers within in. It’s getting worse, and with the increased mortality rate I don’t know why more people aren’t out on the street, it’s not just a women’s issue or a feminist issue". Fia added: “It’s the families that are torn apart by that, the children that are left motherless, the husbands who are left without wives, and their extended families”. Becky Talbot gives a speech, with Senate House as the backdrop (Image: Fareid Atta) The Birth Trauma Association estimates 30,0000 birthing people a year experience birth trauma a year in the UK - up to 30 per cent of all service users rated their birth as traumatic and similar percentages showed some symptoms commensurate with PTSD A report published by MBRRACE-UK in November 2021 showed that black women have a four times higher maternity mortality rate and Asian women have a two times higher maternal mortality rate than white women. 'Save our Midwives' (Image: Fareid Atta) Fia added: “Children grow up healthy when they have a good bond with their mother, and everything works as it should, but it’s not working as it should at the moment. The government needs to do something about this urgently”. Figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show that as of July 2021, 41 per cent of all maternity services are rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” for safety. READ NEXT: Cambridge landlord lowers rent on 'hallway' studio flat following backlash St Neots woman who is partner's full-time carer credits local charity for helping turn her life around The 'worst' towns in Cambridgeshire according to the people who live there 'I tried Cambridge's 'best restaurant' which transports you straight to the Sahara' Refurbishment plans for historic Cambridge village pub get green light

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