The professionals who saved me & Emmy/Save the Children

I have been tagged by Hart of the Munchkin Patch to write mini blog post of 100 words about a memorable Health Professional I have encountered in my lifetime – in aid of SAVE THE CHILDREN. The campaign aims to increase awareness of the shortage of Healthcare Workers, including midwives, in the poorest countries.

How can we help?  We can ask everyone we know to sign this PETITION asking David Cameron to play his full part in solving the health worker crisis which is costing millions of children their lives.

So here goes, my 100 words – don’t count them though as i’m bound to go over!

The birth of Emmy (long awaited after 3 miscarriages) started normally at 11pm Tuesday 2nd February and continued until finally being admitted just after midnight Wednesday night/early Thursday morning at 3cm, I had swollen hands & feet so was whipped from the birthing unit to doctor led care.  After no-progress and continued strong labour Emmy went into distress so within 7 minutes I was in theatre having an EMCS, where I then needed a blood transfusion due to a huge amount of blood loss.  So my Thanks goes to the whole team who not only saved my baby girl but myself as well, and to a fantastic consultant at the same hospital who helped me maintain a full-term pregnancy with the aid of fortnightly scans, reassurance, TLC and good old Asprin.

Emmy’s 1st picture.  Born via EMCS on 4th February 2010 at 6:19pm weighing 8lbs 13oz.

Here is how you can join in too:
  1. Sign the Petition (it takes less than a minute)
  2. Then join in with the challenge set by Gemma and Michelle. (They would like to see 100 posts of 100 words linked up here by Tuesday!) If 100 bloggers each write a post about this and encourage more signatures this could make a massive dent in the 20,000 signature shortfall needed!

    Write you 100 words about a great healthcare professional you have encountered in your life.  Add a link to the petition and either link or add in some information from Save the Children about #Healthworkers Campaign.

  3. Link to a number of other bloggers/vloggers and ask them to do the same and add yourself to the LINKY list.
  4. Tweet about this, mention on Facebook, remark on google plus, talk to your Mum on the phone – whatever you can do to
    Tweet about this, facebook mention it, remark on google plus, talk to your Mum on the phone, whatever you can do to spread the word.
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3 thoughts on “The professionals who saved me & Emmy/Save the Children

  1. This is similar to my experience (I had 2 EMCS) its such a scary time isn't it, I was so thankful that there were so many people on hand to make sure we came out safe.
    Touching use of 100 words x

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