Posts Tagged ‘neonatal unit’

Loved and Lost Babies Remembered

Much-loved babies were remembered at a special memorial service at St George’s Hospital on Sunday. The annual service is organised by the neonatal unit with the chaplaincy and funded by the unit’s charity, First Touch. I ventured down to London and the Northern Line (a three hour round trip) in honour of my Hugo. St […] Read more…

Thoughts for World Prematurity Day

Did you know one in 13 babies are born prematurely? Those babies, and their parents need very special support. That’s why World Prematurity Day (today, November 17) is crucial. It is a day where we think about babies born too soon, too small. It is a day where we celebrate the babies who went home. It […] Read more…

Can You Help #HugosLegacy Trend on Friday?

Friday February 20 is Hugo’s first birthday. He is not with us, so it will be a bittersweet day. Could you help us, by celebrating our little boy’s arrival in the world? We are hoping to celebrate our little boy’s birthday in his absence. Hugo was a very special boy, who touched the lives and hearts of […] 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…

Hugo's Enduring Legacy

Last Thursday saw Martin and I take a trip to St Pancras and all the way down the Northern Line to St George’s Hospital. There were a few things we needed to do and see to make the four hour round trip worthwhile: an appointment with my consultant, and see the tangible products of Hugo’s […] 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…

Preemie parents get help from new Tommy's App

Having a premature baby can be a terrifying time, but a new app from Tommy’s that is launched today (November 17, to coincide with World Prematurity Day) promises to make parents’ journey a little bit easier. Giving birth prematurely is often unexpected, meaning parents are suddenly thrown in to the unfamiliar world of a hospital’s Neonatal Unit, […] Read more…

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