Posts Tagged ‘neonatal’

Views, Experiences, Bias – and a Paradox

It’s been a rollercoaster few days: constructive discussion overshadowed by insensitivity and bias; and the discovery in a #MatExp discussion of misconceptions and a paradox that needs to be addressed. Anyone who knows even the smallest amount about me knows that I am passionate about Hugo’s Legacy, which in a nutshell includes improving communication for neonatal parents, women who […] Read more…

Life After…The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Raising awareness of issues affecting premature babies and their families is something I am very passionate about. I am pleased that today’s Life After comes from wonderful Catriona of the brilliant Smallest Things, which is focused on campaigning for babies born too soon. Here, Catriona writes about what happened after her first son was born much […] Read more…

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…

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…

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