Please read the testimonials about the memory boxes, antenatal equipment and professional training funded by Philip's Footprints.

Thoughts about Philip's Footprints Memory Boxes......

Following the stillborn birth of our first baby in 2011, we were surprised but absolutely delighted to be told about Philips Footprints. When told you are able to go home by the midwife, your emotions are running high as you feel very empty as you have nothing to go home with. The Memory Box filled some of this gap, as it provided the comfort that she was there in spirit and we had some treasured memories.

The Memory box has continued to provide great comfort, as we have been able to look back at photos and at the prints of her hands and feet. The small hat and teddy bear has reminded us she was in good hands when we left the Maternity.

Philips Footprints provides a service that is priceless.


I remember being sat in the family room in the Maternity unit, unsure of what was to come. I hadn’t taken the usual items that most mums take when about to give birth to their child. No ‘coming home’ outfit, no camera to capture those first moments.

I had thought about it, but the confusion was all too much and my emotions were all over the place. This was going to be an awful day, a day that would be with me forever. Did I really need any more reminders? At that moment, I felt not.

However, things quickly changed. After speaking with a wonderful midwife, she explained that a lady had been through a similar experience to me and had set up a charity named Philip’s Footprints. This charity offered all parents a chance to remember their baby in the way they choose, without any pressure.

We were handed a beautiful white box, I felt really touched by this gesture but more than anything, totally thankful. Inside were almost all of the items that I just couldn’t bring myself to pack. A lovely blanket, a teddy and a tiny outfit were just some of the items included.

A camera was also there to use if you chose to and the memory card could be taken home to keep. Even though at the time, I didn’t know if I’d use it. I sit here now with treasured photos of a baby that if not for Jo and her motivation to create such a worthy charity, I would not have.

The memory box is now full of cards, pictures and other things that keep my baby’s memory alive. Without it, I would have very little to remember such an important part of my life regarding such a very special person.


The one thing that brought comfort was the memory box. I remember waking up in the middle of the night once home and opening and closing it and adding other precious items over time as we began to build our own memories. I remember the empty walk out of the hospital too.

Thoughts about Wireless Foetal Monitors 

I am INCREDIBLY grateful that I was able to use a wireless monitor whilst giving birth to my second baby. 

Due to having an emergency caesarian section with my first baby, I would not have been able to have the positive birth experience I had without it. Having experienced labour where no wireless monitors were available, I really know what a difference it made to be able to walk around/move during contractions rather than being stuck in a bed as I was the first time around. 

Then being able to have a water birth because of it was quite simply amazing. After the traumatic experience of my first daughter being delivered by an EMCS, I found that the positive water birth helped to heal a lot of the sadness I felt about my first experience of childbirth. The water birth was such a positive event in my life that was only possible because of the wireless monitor. 

I can only imagine how different/difficult it would have been if I had been forced to stay in bed to deliver my second baby. The result of having a good birth experience this time was that I felt really well, happy & energised after giving birth and was immediately able to spend time with my newborn and with my three year old. I am quite certain that the wireless monitor contributed greatly to making all of that possible. 

I was thrilled when I learnt that it would be possible to use one in Jersey and I have spoken to other women here who have felt the same way. As such, it even made a big difference to my feelings/anxiety level prior to going into labour. Thank you so much for making it available to women like me ~ Maddie

Thoughts about Baby Lifeline training

CTG Masterclass

This CTG study day has been excellent. Change is never easy but the education and knowledge gained on this day should enable midwives to be empowered to support obstetricians in giving safer care to women in labour.

Excellent content, well delivered. Would benefit from this study day on a yearly basis. *Philip's Footprints can confirm that this study day is classed as critical training by the Head of Jersey Maternity and is included in our annual commitment to fund two courses per year.*