Archive of ‘Hugo’ category

Advice for Neonatal Mummies

Having a baby in a neonatal unit can be a stressful time. I hope this guide is helpful for other mummies (and daddies). It contains advice I was given, things I learned the hard way, and my own reflections. Some of the information will be generic to any mother of any baby in any neonatal […] Read more…

One Week

One Week A week ago I awoke a mummy, your mummy Full of hope, joy and anticipation I dashed to the unit to see your face, To sing to you, to read to you, to soothe you The doctors said your brave fight was over There was nothing more they could do My heart broke […] Read more…

HELLP Raise Awareness

I had to give birth to my beautiful son Hugo 16 weeks early due to HELLP syndrome and severe pre-eclampsia. This rare pregnancy complication nearly claimed my life, and took the life of my precious baby, Hugo. I had never heard of HELLP before my diagnosis, and my family and friends had not heard of […] Read more…

My HELLP symptoms

This entry is a companion piece to HELLP Raise Awareness. The blog describes my own experiences with the symptoms of HELLP. I hope it is useful to elaborate on how the symptoms can manifest themselves. It is in no way intended to be medical advice. If you, or anyone else are worried about symptoms during pregnancy, please […] Read more…

Hugo, who inspires so many

Hugo, my precious boy So wanted, so loved I thought my heart might burst with love Our love inspires so many Hugo, my special boy Bright in mind and spirit Never before has a name been so fitting Your character inspires so many Hugo, my champion boy Your strong arms and legs, your determination Never […] Read more…

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