Posts Tagged ‘premature baby’

Awesomeness Challenge: An Update

The Awesomeness Challenge is less than four weeks away already! Blimey! To recap, I am doing a fitness challenge on 20 February to celebrate Hugo’s third birthday, and the third anniversary of the day I could have died. The idea behind it is to celebrate life, raise awareness of HELLP syndrome and premature babies, and […] Read more…

Proud to be Shortlisted for the Tommy’s Mum’s Voice Award

I’m very proud and delighted to have reached the shortlist of the Tommy’s Mum’s Voice Award, sponsored by Seraphine. The award “celebrates a mum who has spoken out about her own experience and given hope to others.” It is in recognition for the work I do in Hugo’s memory – raising awareness of HELLP syndrome, […] Read more…

Tommy’s Mum’s Voice Award

After an especially challenging time recently I was bowled over when I received an email from Tommy’s to say I have been longlisted for the Mum’s Voice award. The award, sponsored by Seraphine, is one of the categories at their annual awards (the ceremony will be held in March 2016). The award “celebrates a mum 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…

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month: Why It Matters to You

In February 2014, I was 23 weeks’ pregnant with my first baby. I had been feeling a bit unwell for a few days: indigestion, breathing was difficult, and I had suddenly weight. All normal pregnancy gripes I thought, but I checked Dr Google just in case, as you do. Dr Google suggested preeclampsia. “Don’t be so […] Read more…

A Year Ago Today

A year ago today I awoke from a fitful night’s sleep. For the past few days I had been suffering from what I thought was heartburn. It was worse at night, and I had been sleeping poorly since it started. Normal heartburn medicine had no effect. At 24 weeks’ pregnant, I thought heartburn was a normal part of […] 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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