Bliss and LGBT Mummies Announce Partnership

Posted on March 29, 2022

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Bliss, the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick, is delighted to announce our partnership with LGBT Mummies.

As Bliss embarks on an ambitious new three-year strategy in 2022, we are so proud to partner with LGBT Mummies to help more LGBT+ parents and parents-to-be to feel informed about neonatal care, and to know there is somewhere to turn for support should they need it.

With over 90,000 babies born premature or sick and admitted to neonatal care every year in the UK, many families are touched by a neonatal experience. However, many LGBTQIA+ parents feel underrepresented in the neonatal support available and need to know that they aren’t alone. Through this partnership, we will share the stories of more LGBT+ families to shine a light on the diversity of the neonatal experience.

LGBT Mummies ‘Educate, Support and Advocate’ LGBT+ women and people globally on the path to motherhood or parenthood. They act as a central source of support and a safe haven, by providing information, guidance and knowledge on the different paths to parenthood through their website, social channels and support groups.

They are passionate about campaigning for LGBT+ family equality and positive policy change. They do this through ongoing recommendations, training and work with the UK Government, the NHS and other organisations, to ensure equity and equality for LGBT+ families across healthcare, law and society.

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Bliss and LGBT Mummies will be working together to:

  • Share stories from LGBT+ families to help normalise diverse families in neonatal care
  • Involve LGBT+ parents to ensure Bliss’ work is informed by insights from a fully representative group of neonatal families
  • Make sure that every family has the information and support to help them to play a hands-on role in their babies’ care and decision-making - whether you’re a single parent, couple, co-parent, poly family or stepparent, or whether you had your baby by home insemination, fertility treatment, surrogacy or adoption.

Bliss is committed to these objectives as part of their wider strategy to ensure all families with a baby in neonatal care have information and support that is accessible, inclusive and meets their needs. We will also be signposting to LGBT Mummies and their resources, as well as collaborating on content for Bliss’ website and social channels, alongside campaigns, projects and research.

Josie Anderson, Policy, Research and Campaigns Manager, at Bliss said: “I am delighted to see this partnership come into effect. LGBT+ families face many unique experiences in their neonatal journey, and it is so important we work directly with LGBT Mummies to understand these experiences and have the resources in place to support everyone affected by the birth of a premature or sick baby.”

Laura-Rose Thorogood, from LGBT Mummies said: “LGBT Mummies are delighted to be partnering with Bliss to provide further support, visibility and guidance for our LGBT+ women and people who have sick or premature babies.”

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Sharing your story can help other parents going through a similar experience to you. If you’re part of the LGBTQIA+ community, have had a baby born premature or full-term and sick, and would like to share your neonatal story, please get in touch with