Materials by parents for parents

 
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Marie Claire, her older daughter (taking the photo), Coraline and me this morning meeting with midwives from the hospital where Coraline was born, on behalf of 21&Co, our local parent-run charity. 

Here they are holding the Positive About Down Syndrome (a website of parents’ stories, by parents for parents, and parents-to-be) postcards and posters, and we also gave them new-parent bags.

21&Co is involved with this national initiative written by parents for parents. It was great to chat through the importance of language used when giving news to parents, based on our own experiences, and a document of suggestions for maternity unit staff drawn up by members of 21&Co. It’s a privilege to be involved in meeting with them.