Campaigns

Premature parents often describe themselves as being on a roller-coaster journey, lost in an environment they don’t recognise or ever knew existed. Every birth is different, but the reality of having a baby to soon is very different to any other experience; a reality where a mother is totally unprepared and has to leave her new baby everyday.

It was a huge relief to me when I discovered other premature parents and mums felt the same as I did. No one warned me that I would be stopped by strangers in the street to ask questions about my tiny baby. I did not know I would have to explain to other mothers, my GP and health visitor why our 3 month old baby still looked and acted like a new born. And no one warned about the flash backs or anxiety that could develop after discharge.

The Smallest Things campaigns to raise awareness – can you help?

NEW!!! Smallest Things Volunteers Campaigners Pack – download you pack now Smallest Things Volunteer Pack

untitled (4)Social Media – Share our site on social media. Post on our Facebook page and write about the #SmallestThings on twitter.

untitled (4)Educate – Arrange to meet with your health visiting team or GP. Tell them your story and share your experiences as a parent of a baby born too soon. What out for our “What I’d like you to know” packs coming soon…

untitled (4)Contact your MP – Ask you MP to support extended parental leave for mothers of premature babies. Here are our 5 reasons to extend maternity leave which you can share with them. Find a draft letter to your MP in our Smallest Things Volunteer Pack

untitled (4)Share – Write about your own experiences and share your story with us. We publish lots of neonatal and beyond stories, just get in touch at e. smallestthing@yahoo.com

 

 

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The Smallest Things is campaigning to extend parental leave for mothers of babies born too soon – have you signed our PETITION?

untitled (4)SIGN NOW! – “extend parental leave for mothers of babies born prematurely”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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