Call To Action: Maternity Care
We are calling you to action. If you are a mother, Black or a woman of colour who has experienced sexual harm at a young age, we invite you to join a critical conversation. Take your place. Book your online space at Eventbrite now!
Help hope healing heard
Action For Maternity Care
Childbirth can be a vulnerable experience. Many women feel a loss of control over their bodies. This vulnerability can be even more profound for those who have experienced sexual harm in childhood or young adulthood.
Therefore, we are calling you to action. If you are a mother, Black or a woman of colour who has experienced sexual harm at a young age, we invite you to join a critical conversation. Your experiences, ideas, and opinions on childbirth will take centre stage.
Our Maternity Mission
Our mission is to enhance maternity services and provide unwavering support to women who have faced challenging past experiences. To achieve this, we are proud to collaborate with Elsa from Kings College, a lead inspector. She will help us create a groundbreaking online professional training programme. This programme will establish a trauma-sensitive approach to childbirth and maternity. Grab our flyer from the bottom of the page and spread the news!
Who We Need
We need you if you are a Black or a woman of colour mother and you’ve experienced childhood sexual harm, assault or exploitation. We welcome you to a safer and inclusive space where your voice holds incredible significance.
How We Are Doing It
We will have a relaxed one-hour group chat with experienced Black peer support trauma facilitators. Elsa will share her findings. You can share your feedback, experience, opinions and ideas on how we can improve maternity services.
Where Can You Find Us?
You can meet us in person for a friendly chat over coffee or tea if you’re in London. We are near excellent transport links. You can join us online from the comfort of your own space if you’re elsewhere in Britain.
The event dates are as follows:
- Join us for a heartfelt discussion over coffee or tea in London on Wednesday, 8 Nov, at 7:30 p.m. Our location is conveniently situated near excellent transport links.
- For those unable to join us in London, we also host an online session on Monday, 13 Nov 7 p.m. Book your place here or go to Eventbrite.
Shaping Maternity Services for Black and Women of Colour Who Have experienced Sexual Harm
Your participation in sharing your experiences, ideas, and opinions catalyses positive change. You can make a difference in how pregnant women are treated in the future.
Need to Chat:
If you have any questions or concerns about attending our upcoming event for survivors of abuse, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Feel free to contact me here with a phone number, and we’ll call you.
Help Hope Healing Heard
The event will feature a presentation by Elsa on the maternity online training programme for professionals. You are invited to give feedback and help shape the programme to reflect the needs of Black and Women of Colour. The Presentation is outlined below
- Survivors’ reactions to pregnancy
- Intimate examination
- Providing respectful, sensitive care
- Response to becoming a parent
- Fear of harming the baby
- Infant feeding choices for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- What is Trauma
- Principles of trauma-informed care
- Trauma-informed ways to help
- The importance of listening
- The different stages of their journey to recovery in which women may enter maternity services
- Responses and experiences of women who may have experienced childhood sexual abuse
- The importance of trauma-informed care
Why Your Participation is important
Participants’ experiences are vital for improving maternity services. They can:
- Inform user-centered services that meet diverse needs.
- Foster empathy and understanding among healthcare providers and the public.
- Identify gaps and shortcomings in existing services and suggest areas for improvement.
- Provide insights for prevention and intervention strategies, especially for childhood sexual abuse.
- Help design tailored support services that are effective and customized.
- Reduce stigma and shame around sensitive topics by sharing experiences.
- Build community and solidarity with others who have faced similar challenges.
- Advocate for policy changes and raise awareness about maternity issues.
- Validate and acknowledge the experiences of others and support healing.
- Contribute to research and continuous improvement in healthcare practices and outcomes.
In short, participants’ voices drive positive change by influencing policy, shaping healthcare, reducing stigma, and fostering empathy. They are essential for creating a more inclusive, effective, and compassionate approach to maternity services.
We eagerly look forward to the opportunity to make a meaningful difference together. Your voice matters, and your strength is the foundation upon which we will build a better future for all mothers.
Please download our flyer and help us spread the word! Share it at work, with friends, at church, on social media, and anywhere you think it will make a difference.
Help Hope Healing Heard
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