Registered charity number 1126062
On JustGiving since Jan 2009
Childbed fever is an infection of the womb in new mothers which can lead to septicaemia. <p> Infections are rare, but they can happen to anybody, and can be fatal: 14% of maternal deaths in the UK are due to septicaemia. <p> Jessica's Trust would like every parent, every midwife and doctor to know that childbed fever (also called puerperal fever or puerperal sepsis) is still a very real threat to a mother's life and to know how to recognise the symptoms.