Archive of ‘Neonatal’ category

Little Star

Blopmamma is a part-time neonatal nurse. It is rare to read about life inside a neonatal unit from a staff member’s perspective. It is rarer still to read about the death of a baby from a nurse or doctor’s perspective. Twinkle, Twinkle, the post that describes the death of the baby boy whose funeral she […] Read more…

HELLP Syndrome: still processing the events, 10 months on

Woke up one night. “Heartburn,” I thought. 23 weeks’ pregnant, right on time. It was uncomfortable, I felt constantly full. Normal heartburn medicine did nothing. I was putting on a lot of weight. Normal for pregnancy, I thought. I was becoming breathless. Related to the weight gain, I thought. I was very emotional. Normal pregnancy […] Read more…

Hugo's Legacy is helping other babies

For Hugo’s funeral we asked for floral tributes from close family only, with donations to our chosen charities: First Touch and Ronald McDonald House Tooting, from everyone else. Flowers are always beautiful, but of course they have a limited life. Donations of money, in contrast, have the potential to help many other families, just as […] Read more…

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