Campaign Honors Infants’ Heroes
Published: October 19, 2008 | 7240th good news item since 2003
A nation-wide campaign in the United Kingdom, aims to honor the heroes of premature babies: doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, helpers, and others who toil to save the lives of these feather light special care babies.
The children’s charity Baby Lifeline is behind the campaign. Through their MUM (Maternity Unit Miracles) Awards they hope to honor the unsung heroes of premature babycare.
“Having a baby can be a worrying time, and if there are problems all parents want to know they are in the best hands.
When the odds of life or death are stacking up, the care and expertise on offer can make the world of difference.
That’s why charity Baby Lifeline wants to champion the work of dedicated professionals committed to helping those who don’t always get the best start in life.”
— Judy Ledger, founder
The campaign has received unexpected support form a television star. Kate Ford, herself prematurely born at 4 lbs. and who starred in the popular TV serie Coronation Street, is backing the campaign.
“Giving birth is hard but it’s just as hard for midwives who work round the clock to give the best care possible.
You feel so vulnerable but a good midwife makes you feel safe.
The people who work in these units are unsung heroes and if anyone has had a positive experience giving birth, whether premature or not, this is their chance to say ‘thank you’ for all the fantastic work the staff do.”
— Kate Ford