Archive of ‘Neonatal’ category

Thoughts for World Prematurity Day

Did you know one in 13 babies are born prematurely? Those babies, and their parents need very special support. That’s why World Prematurity Day (today, November 17) is crucial. It is a day where we think about babies born too soon, too small. It is a day where we celebrate the babies who went home. It […] Read more…

Communication Matters: Results of the 2014 Neonatal Survey

Imagine seeing your new baby in an incubator, covered in tubes and perhaps ventilated to help them breathe. Imagine seeing your new baby in pain and there being little you can do to make it better. Imagine being surrounded by unfamiliar machines that beep relentlessly, unfamiliar words, terrifying news, feeling constant bewilderment. Imagine not being able […] Read more…

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month: Why It Matters to You

In February 2014, I was 23 weeks’ pregnant with my first baby. I had been feeling a bit unwell for a few days: indigestion, breathing was difficult, and I had suddenly weight. All normal pregnancy gripes I thought, but I checked Dr Google just in case, as you do. Dr Google suggested preeclampsia. “Don’t be so […] Read more…

Raising Money for First Touch for Hugo's First Birthday

Martin and I are fundraising for First Touch, the charity for sick and premature babies at St George’s Hospital in Hugo’s memory, and in recognition of his upcoming first birthday. A significant part of Hugo’s Legacy is improving communication and information for parents who have a baby in a neonatal unit. We were given a stack of beautifully-presented booklets and leaflets that […] Read more…

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