That moment when you wonder whether you should give up your seat on a train for a woman who might, or might not, be pregnant just got a little bit less awkward.
Southeastern has launched ‘Baby on Board’ badges to make identifying pregnant passengers easier.
The badges, which have been used on London Underground for years, are being issued free of charge.
“We understand it can be difficult for pregnant women to travel on busy trains.
“The idea behind this initiative is that other passengers are more likely to spot mums-to-be if they are wearing a Baby on Board badge.
“We hope the badges will make travelling across the Southeastern network safer and more comfortable for expectant mums.”
– DAVID STATHAM, SOUTHEASTERN
Mums-to-be from the Tunbridge Wells National Childbirth Trust group Credit: Southeastern
The badges have been welcomed by the National Childbirth Trust – a charity for parents.
“Some mothers-to-be prefer not to draw attention to the fact that they’re pregnant, others are grateful to be offered the chance of a more comfortable journey. “The badges mean women can choose the approach that suits them best.”
– ELIZABETH DUFF, NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST
Anyone wanting a badge can apply by completing the ‘contact us’ page on the Southeastern website or by calling customer services on 0845 000 2222.
Source: ITV News