Gemma is a Midwife from London who, as a student, was inspired by Amanda Burleigh when she gave a lecture at King’s College London on Optimal Cord Clamping in 2017. Gemma found herself passionate and motivated to increase the rates of OCC and decided to create a poster for a student project.
The university encouraged Gemma to share the poster with Amanda, who was thrilled and immediately posted it on social media. The poster has been so popular, receiving thousands of shares and likes and PDFs are spreading around the world!
Since then, Gemma has collaborated with people abroad to translate the poster into Spanish and German. She has created adaptations for different hospital’s requirements, aimed at different areas of the maternity team and also the public.
She went on to perform an OCC audit at her hospital for her final student project and presented her significant findings to the maternity team, who were enthusiastic to make a change.
Gemma is now working on the labour ward of the hospital where she trained and is thrilled to be observing communication between the team to ensure OCC, and recently delivered a premature baby and was facilitated by the paediatrician to #waitforwhite !!!
Below you can see the poster which she designed and if you want to download the PDF version, just click on the image and it will direct you to download.