Posts Tagged ‘neonatal unit’

World Breastfeeding Week: Expressing breast milk for a very premature baby

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, I would like to share my experiences of expressing my breast milk for my very premature son, Hugo. Hugo was born at 24 weeks because I had HELLP syndrome and pre-eclampsia. In the days between the diagnosis and the delivery, I had worried that due to the extreme prematurity I would be […] Read more…

Remembering Hugo

Martin and I paid a visit to St George’s Hospital yesterday. This is the hospital where our son Hugo was born, cared for and sadly died. The visit was an important part of helping us manage our grief about our tragic loss – and making sure our son is remembered through donations to the charities who […] Read more…

HELLP syndrome: an acute condition with enduring impact

In mid-February 2014, I went to my routine 24 week community midwife appointment. I expected to out for about an hour, and carry on about the business of being pregnant. Little did I know, I wouldn’t return home for six weeks, and that appointment would change my life forever.  The midwife did the usual tests: my blood pressure is usually […] Read more…

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