What is Maternity Voices?

Maternity Voices is the name given to our Maternity Services Liaison Committee. It brings together maternity service providers and commissioners (who buy services for the local area) who listen to the views and experiences of parents and families using these services. Doing so enables them to make improvements to ensure that high quality services are provided for parents and families across Dorset.

Maternity Voices representatives

Lucy Trent West Dorset
Lucy lives in Weymouth with her husband and 2 boys, who are 2 and 4 years old. Both of Lucy’s sons were born at Dorset County Hospital following induction of labour, her second delivered by emergency C-section. Lucy trained as a peer supporter in 2013 and went on to certify as an IBCLC Lactation Consultant in June 2018. Her passion for supporting women came from her early experiences of motherhood where she learnt first hand how important it was to feel valued and listened to as a new mum. Before moving into breastfeeding support Lucy worked for Sure Start Children’s as an activity worker for nearly 7 years, and before that she worked in a preschool and trained in early years.
Rachel FilmerEast Dorset
Rachel lives in Poole with her husband and their twin boys. After a long NICU stay with her twins, she has a special interest in support for parents of premature babies and those with additional needs, but is passionate about equal access to high quality maternity services for all Dorset residents.

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