Military families’ maternity journey can be very different from that of their civilian counterparts, with all the extra considerations that come with service life. The Maternity Voices Partnership exists to listen to experiences of families accessing maternity and neonatal services in many areas across the country.
The MMVP (Military Maternity Voices Partnership), which includes families of all three services, was created as part of the Lincolnshire Better Births maternity transformation programme. It asks for your experiences relating to pregnancy, delivery and once at home – these can be good, bad or indifferent. What you have been through matters – the MMVP wants to help improve your experience and support all families to have the best outcomes.
It understands that many of you have feelings of isolation, feel lost and alone, or are posted during pregnancy when you feel most vulnerable.
No one holds any rank and both serving and family members are encouraged to join and share experiences, thoughts and ideas.
It’s hoped that in the future, COVID-19 restrictions permitting, the MMVP can hold face-to-face groups; create items that can help to support and educate families; signpost in the form of a welcome pack; and develop a buddy scheme across bases.
To join and make a difference, send a private message on facebook.com/lincsmvp, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the Mum & Baby app in your area.