Wednesday, 23 December 2009

SANDS campaign

SANDS is the Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Charity.

NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, currently has four different documents that deal with people who have had a stillborn baby (clinical definition: a baby born dead after the 24th week of pregnancy). Each of those uses a slightly different wording about whether parents should be able to, or encouraged to, see and hold the baby after its birth. Some parents won't want to; that's fine, but some of the wording implies that parents should not be able to, even if they want to.

NICE has agreed to meet SANDS in the new year to discuss this. But SANDS obviously wants to demonstrate that there is support for parents to have this right.

Please sign this petition to call on NICE to clarify its guidelines so that parents who want to can use this right.

Thank you.

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