I've mentioned Childbed Fever (Peurperal sepsis), a complication of pregnancy on this blog before and thought I'd let regular visitors know that Ben Palmer, whose wife Jessica tragically died from this dreadful illness, has recently had his book Friday's Child: The Heartbreaking Story of a Mother's Love and a Family's Loss, published.
I bought a copy last week and was absolutely glued to it all weekend. I came away from it on Sunday night feeling that Ben was so right in the actions he took when he sued the NHS for not caring for his wife adequately and for letting her down when she most needed them.
Ben wants all pregnant women and the medical professionals who care for them to become more alert to the signs and symptoms of childbed fever and through the book aims to spread the message that we all must learn to recognise that this illness doesn't reside in the past as was once widely believed but is still around and killing young mothers like Jessica.
Find out more about Ben's fight for justice for his wife and family and learn all about childbed fever on the Ben's website, Jessica's Trust.