Archive of ‘Neonatal’ category

Overwhelmed

I feel overwhelmed when I look at my photos of Hugo. Overwhelmed with love, and by loss. Overwhelmed that I helped make such a perfect human being. Those perfectly-formed fingers, those feet. That handsome face, that well-formed nose. Hugo was such a gorgeous baby. I have been overwhelmed by the love and support I have […] Read more…

How to help neonatal parents

It’s Neonatal Awareness Day on Tuesday September 30, which is a timely opportunity to talk about some of the challenges that parents whose baby is in a neonatal unit face. If someone close to you is one of these mummies or daddies you’ll probably want to know what to do to help them. The emphasis is on […] Read more…

Please dig deep for neonatal charities

Today is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Giving Day, which is a great opportunity to remind everyone why helping neonatal charities is so important – and the impact their work has on poorly babies and their families. Neonatal units in hospitals up and down the country – and indeed the world – help give sick […] Read more…

The 24 week abortion limit and viability of premature babies: exploring behind the emotive headline

The 24 week legal abortion limit has been in the news again, with a couple calling for a review after their daughter was born alive at the same stage of pregnancy. This issue is far more complex than how it has been reported. It is about more than the rights and wrongs of abortion and the legal limit. […] Read more…

N is for Nappy

N is for Nappy Here’s Martin changing Hugo’s nappy. Changing the nappy of a baby in an incubator is quite a challenge. You’d change most babies’ nappies from the baby’s bum end. When a baby is in an incubator, you have no choice but to do it from the side, and through the portholes. There […] Read more…

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