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…

Life After…Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Today’s Life After…guest post is from the lovely Jenni, who blogs at Odd Socks and Lollipops. Jenni suffered hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) during her pregnancy. You may remember that Kate Middleton experienced it during her pregnancy with Prince George (although it was often described, wrongly, as ‘bad morning sickness’). As Jenni describes in her emotive post, […] Read more…

When NICU Isn’t Fair

The author of the 23 Week Socks blog is a neonatal nurse. You may remember I shared her ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ post a few months ago, which was a beautiful account of the death of a baby in her unit. This post is an equally beautiful, and sensitively written account of a caring for a baby […] Read more…

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