About Baby Lifeline
Baby Lifeline is a unique national charity supporting the care of pregnant women and new born babies all over the UK and worldwide.
It raises funds to purchase much needed maternity equipment and is one of the leading providers of training to the medical and legal professions.
Recognised as one of the UK’s leading mother and new born baby charities, it has attracted the support of leading figures from the health service who sit on the charity’s board and A-list celebrities who fulfil the roles of Patron and Vice Presidents whom strive to draw attention to this hugely important charity.
Driven by the personal loss of three premature babies, Judy Ledger formed Baby Lifeline in 1981. Judy understands the tragedy of losing a baby and the exceptional skills and dedication shown by medical professionals often in adverse and under-resourced conditions.
From setting out to raise funds for just one incubator for Coventry’s Neonatal Unit after losing her third baby - Stuart, in 1981, Judy has led Baby Lifeline to what it is today, an organisation which has equipped and supported specialist training for most UK maternity units and their health professionals as well as providing training internationally.
Baby Lifeline has already raised over £9 million which has helped to purchase vital equipment for maternity and special care baby units. However, it is a sad fact that even with the advances in medical care and science today, more than 8,500 babies still die at or around the time of birth.
So there is still a lot more work to be done.