Posts Tagged ‘hospital’

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…

Hugo's Legacy and #MatExp

A significant part of Hugo’s legacy includes improving experiences of maternity services for women who have a traumatic birth, and/or whose baby is cared for in a neonatal unit. My particular focus is on making sure language, communication and information is clear and effective at this time, which can be bewildering and upsetting for mums […] Read more…

Everyone Should Know About Pre-Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome

Pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are life-threatening conditions that can happen in pregnancy. Thankfully they are rare, but they can and do kill women and babies. These illnesses nearly killed me, and they took the life of my much-loved baby son. I say this not to scare people, pregnant women especially. Pregnant women have enough to stress about. The […] 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…

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