Bliss, the special care baby charity, has formed a new partnership with Netmums, the UK’s largest parenting website.
From 20 April Netmums, which has over 1.7 million members and eight million unique users each month, will host the Bliss online forum for parents of premature and sick babies, enabling them to access peer to peer support and share stories and advice.
Around 80,000 babies are born premature or sick each year in the UK and it can be an incredibly traumatic and stressful time for parents. This partnership will ensure that even more parents in need of support will be able to find it quickly and easily
The new co-branded forum will be monitored by Netmums and will continue to provide support from Bliss, as well as offering the additional benefits of the Netmums site, such as private messaging, anonymous posting, and an active network of parents offering local and national support for any stage of the journey.
Bliss CEO Caroline Davey said: “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Netmums. We know how valuable it can be for parents of babies born premature or sick to share experiences and support each other online, and this will allow even more of them to do so. Parents will also be able to join a much larger community of new parents and benefit from the range of support Netmums can offer, as well as ongoing expert advice from Bliss.”
Bliss exists to ensure that all babies born too soon, too small or too sick in the UK have the best possible chance of survival and of reaching their full potential. They provide vital support and advice to families, as well as supporting research and changes in clinical practice.
If you would like to know more, click here or go to the Netmums site to visit the new forum.