Warren Manger, Coventry Telegraph
A WARWICKSHIRE mum whose baby died during childbirth has launched a hotline to help other women through the heartbreak.
Deborah Linster Ali has suffered more than her share of trauma as a mother. Her baby Jacob was delivered stillborn at Warwick Hospital in 2004 after midwives failed to alert doctors to his plummeting heart rate.
And just last month Deborah’s three year-old son Noah died in her arms after a long battle with the rare disease, Edward’s Syndrome.
Despite all this the 38-year-old recently set up a helpline for charity the Birth Trauma Association (BTA).
She also plans to launch a West Midlands branch of the support group later this year. Deborah said: “After the birth of Jacob I felt incredibly isolated.
“Becoming involved with the BTA has really helped me talk through a lot of my feelings.
“The great thing about the charity is that it is run by parents for other parents who have suffered or witnessed traumatic births.”
Deborah, from Cawston near Rugby, has launched the helpline ready for National Birth Trauma Awareness Day today…