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A grieving mother fought back tears in an impassioned plea for NHS medics to bin 'dehumanising' gender-neutral language.

Addressing a group of Lords in the Preterm Birth Committee, Ciara Curran clutched a stuffed toy in remembrance of her unborn daughter Sinead, who died in the womb after just 24 weeks.

Choking up, she recalled how doctors 'only saw me as a body on the bed' during the emergency that led to the Sinead's death, adding: 'I was not seen as a woman who needed healthcare.'

Ms Curran, from Chinley, Derbyshire, said that seeing the words mother and woman being erased from healthcare communications reminded her of that traumatic experience.

She said the removal of such terms, part of a wider woke movement within the NHS, was incredibly hurtful to other mothers who have also lost their babies.

Woman, breast feeding and vagina all used to be standard terms used within the medical community. But they are just a selection of words that have been replaced by some woke NHS trusts, private hospitals and charities as part of an inclusivity push

Woman, breast feeding and vagina all used to be standard terms used within the medical community. But they are just a selection of words that have been replaced by some woke NHS trusts, private hospitals and charities as part of an inclusivity push

Demanding sex-based language is preserved Ms Curran said: 'It is extremely important for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are recognised as mothers and not just a generic parent.

'To refuse us this status of mother in language is incredibly hurtful.'

Ms Curran is the founder of Little Heartbeats, a charity supporting women who have suffered from premature rupture of membranes (PROM).

This occurs when an expectant mother's waters break earlier than normal, increases the risk of baby being born prematurely and increases the risk of both the bay and mother developing a dangerous infection. 

Ms Curran said

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