He was saying no one wants to lose a loved one so close to Christmas so “for goodness sake” do everything you can to reduce your risk of becoming a road toll statistic by avoiding mobile phone use, not drink driving and observing the speed limit.
I couldn’t help thinking as I watched this how awesome it would be if there was a similar “keep safe for goodness sake” in pregnancy campaign.
The messages could be quite similar. No one wants the devastation of losing a baby so close to Christmas so “for goodness sake” do everything within your power to reduce your risk by:
•Sleeping on your side: being aware of your body 24/7 including when settling to sleep, avoiding (as far as possible) sleeping on your back.
•Alert but not alarmed: it is okay to discuss concerns and ask questions of your care provider both during and between antenatal visits, trust your maternal instincts and act to protect your baby
•Feeling movements: being aware of who your baby is, how the baby is and immediately reporting any change
•Early expert advice: keep an eye on your own pregnancy and promptly report any concerns to your care provider.
So I hereby do my own launch of the campaign to keep your baby SAFE “for goodness sake” this Christmas.