Review: A special bracelet to help reduce still birth rates & raise funds for the NHS 

During the coronavirus pandemic we have all watched and supported the wonderful work of doctors and nurses. In particular, I have come across a special bracelet inspired by mum Louise Macleod working within the NHS Maternity Voices Partnership Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin LMS. She has inspired a maternity movement bracelet as part of a local NHS campaign to raise awareness of the importance of being aware of your baby’s movements in the womb and prevent still birth. It’s a very simple but yet so practical and pretty product. 

The Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet has the potential to save a baby’s life and is designed to help women monitor patterns in their baby’s movements. London Mums would like to support it because part of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group from this NHS endorsed product. 

I personally like this bracelet above and beyond its functionality and since its launch it has had huge initial success and feedback from expectant Mums who found the bracelet to be invaluable during their pregnancies. 

Brilliant mum Louise teamed up with renowned global jewellery manufacturer DAVIDOV LONDON to turn a simple beaded bracelet that she initially crafted with kids’ pearls into a beautiful, affordable and timeless piece made of natural rose quartz gemstones and a gold plated sterling silver round disc. Each Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet includes a white freshwater pearl to signify where to start monitoring each morning and a sterling silver or gold-plated charm which can be engraved. 

Louise wanted to remember to monitor her baby movements in the womb. Her first beaded DIY bracelet had a loop and she would move the loop over the bead to record her baby’s movements in the womb. The counting helped Louise learn the movement patterns of her baby. This bracelet helped her later with breastfeeding to track the baby’s movements or feeds per day.

So the product has multiple functions. I suppose the bracelet can be used above and beyond pregnancy and breastfeeding when we need to remember something important. I’d say that it can be used a standalone jewellery as well simply because it is pretty.

Aska now hopes this bracelet will help reducing stillbirths as well as raise vital funds for the NHS. Whilst pregnancy is a magical and special time for an expectant Mum, it can often by marred with confusion and anxiety as women try to monitor the movements from their baby. Changes relating to the baby’s movements and patterns can highlight problems that may require urgent medical intervention. When women notice changes to the pattern, they are encouraged to seek advice from their medical team. The long-term aim of the bracelet is for it to help reduce still birth rates by encouraging women to monitor changes and to also seek help sooner. 

The premium package from The Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet offers the option to write the baby’s name and date of birth on the inner top lid of the box making this beautiful piece of jewellery the perfect gift for one to treasure forever. 

More information on this gorgeous object can be found from the official website 

www.askamaternitymovementbracelet.com 

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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