Campaigners are left outraged by official NHS advice for pregnant women

Campaigners are left outraged by official NHS advice for pregnant women
Campaigners are left outraged by official NHS advice for pregnant women
'Are we in the 1950s?' Campaigners are left outraged after official NHS advice for pregnant women says they should make their partners a 'special meal' so they don't feel 'overlooked' Official NHS advice for pregnant women said they should make their partners a 'special meal' so they don't feel 'overlooked' Suggests cooking a special meal - and includes a link to recipe for fruit crumble Adds pregnant women who are in pain should 'get help with household chores'

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Campaigners are outraged after official NHS advice for pregnant women said they should make their partners a 'special meal' so they don't feel 'overlooked'.

The guidance for mums-to-be on the online guide says at 22 weeks in it's a 'good week to make a fuss of your partner' who might get 'a bit overlooked'.

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It suggests cooking a special meal - and includes a link to recipes for fruit crumble, fish and chips and curry, among others.

Guidelines also state pregnant women who are in pain should 'get help with household chores from your partner, family and friends'.

Campaigners are outraged after official NHS advice for pregnant women said they should make their partners a 'special meal' so they don't feel 'overlooked'. Pictured, stock image

Campaigners are outraged after official NHS advice for pregnant women said they should make their partners a 'special meal' so they don't feel 'overlooked'. Pictured, stock image

People were left outraged by the outdated views on the NHS website (pictured)

People were left outraged by the outdated views on the NHS website (pictured)

Joeli Brearley, a maternity discrimination advocate shared her fury over the advice which she says perpetuates negative gender stereotypes.

Thousands of others online agreed, saying the advice made their 'jaw drop', with another adding: 'Did we just timehop to the 1950s?'

Mum-of-two Joeli, from York, who founded campaign group 'Pregnant and Screwed' in 2015 said in an Instagram post: 'The first says that pregnant women with pelvic floor pain should get 'help'

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