Archive of ‘Neonatal’ category

Two Years of Hugo’s Legacy

Today marks two years of Hugo’s Legacy. I was reminded of this by a Facebook memory this morning, which prompted me to think about everything that has happened since I hit ‘publish’ on that first post. In April 2014 I was in that stage of raw, visceral early grief. I was confused, angry, frightened. Full […] Read more…

It’s Giving Tuesday: Fundraising for First Touch

Today is Giving Tuesday: as the name suggests it is about giving, whether it is your time, fundraising, or taking extra care to make sure you are being kind. The idea is it is an antidote to the spending and consumer frenzy around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’d like to ask you, dear readers, to […] Read more…

Loved and Lost Babies Remembered

Much-loved babies were remembered at a special memorial service at St George’s Hospital on Sunday. The annual service is organised by the neonatal unit with the chaplaincy and funded by the unit’s charity, First Touch. I ventured down to London and the Northern Line (a three hour round trip) in honour of my Hugo. St […] Read more…

Neonatal Parents Have Our Say

So often talks and forums about pregnancy and birth focus on normality, meaning it was wonderful for we neonatal parents to have a chance to have our say. The National Maternity Review held four sessions for parents who had experienced complications in pregnancy and birth; whose baby had stayed in a neonatal unit; and who […] Read more…

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