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The Birth I Want Campaign

EDM number 543 in 2012-13, proposed by Daniel Rogerson on 18/09/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Health services.

That this House welcomes the launch of the campaign by mothers, for mothers entitled The Birth I Want, which brings mothers and mothers-to-be to the forefront of the midwifery debate, ensuring that their personal experiences and knowledge of maternity and midwifery services are heard in the case for greatly improved maternity services tailored to the needsof each woman, supporting her through pregnancy and childbirth and beyond to achieve the best outcomes; notes that woman-centred care, led by the wants and needs of the woman is widely evidenced as the most effective way to deliver the best maternity services in terms of outcomes for the mother andchild and in minimising unnecessary medical and surgical interventions and the associated costs to the NHS; further notes that successivegovernments have promised to deliver women-centred maternity care since the Changing Childbirth report recommendations in 1993, most recently in the statement by the Secretary of State for Health on 15 May 2012; but also notes that as yet no government has delivered on these promises; and calls on the Secretary of State to urgently publish clear, costed and timetabled plans to implement the approach as pledged.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Dan Rogerson18/09/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell18/09/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ann Coffey18/09/2012StockportLabourSeconded
Neil Parish18/09/2012Tiverton and HonitonConservativeSeconded
Julian Huppert18/09/2012CambridgeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alison McGovern18/09/2012Wirral SouthLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock15/10/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams15/10/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Gilbert15/10/2012St Austell and NewquayLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Shannon16/10/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Stephen Williams16/10/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton16/10/2012GowerLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/10/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Naomi Long17/10/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Jim Dobbin17/10/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan17/10/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
George Galloway17/10/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Michael Crockart17/10/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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