Posts Tagged ‘neonatal’

Proud to be a First Touch Ambassador

My son Hugo was born at St George’s Hospital when I was just 24 weeks’ pregnant. I’ll forever be grateful for the care he received in the neonatal unit, so I was delighted to be asked to become an ambassador for the unit’s charity, First Touch. The unit (NNU) at St George’s cares for more than […] Read more…

Normal

For years, I thought I never wanted to be normal. To me, normal meant standard, average, what was expected. A bit boring, really. I liked being not normal. I liked being individual, a bit quirky. A taste in alternative music, films and books set me out from the crowd, as does my strange sense of humour. […] Read more…

One More Cuddle

  One More Cuddle I felt you, my darling boy Kicking and punching in my tummy I felt you, my precious boy Your skin against my skin I felt you, my precious boy I want to savour this moment forever Your fingers gently tracing my breast You woogle as I sing Hearing your lips gently […] Read more…

Advice for Neonatal Mummies

Having a baby in a neonatal unit can be a stressful time. I hope this guide is helpful for other mummies (and daddies). It contains advice I was given, things I learned the hard way, and my own reflections. Some of the information will be generic to any mother of any baby in any neonatal […] Read more…

One Week

One Week A week ago I awoke a mummy, your mummy Full of hope, joy and anticipation I dashed to the unit to see your face, To sing to you, to read to you, to soothe you The doctors said your brave fight was over There was nothing more they could do My heart broke […] Read more…

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