Posts Tagged ‘premature baby’

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…

Nine Months

Today marks nine months since you breathed your last, my special boy. Nine months is the time you should have been with me, in my tummy growing big and strong. Nine months is 40 weeks. You were in my tummy for only 24. You had to be taken out far too early. Your birth and […] Read more…

Guest Post: Making The Smallest Things Matter

Guest post from Catriona Ogilvy, founder of The Smallest Things.   They say that nothing can prepare you for parenthood (I’d be inclined to agree); but for nine months you can plan, imagine, hope and dream. For parents of babies born too soon though the anticipation is dramatically interrupted and the hopes and dreams become […] Read more…

HELLP Syndrome: still processing the events, 10 months on

Woke up one night. “Heartburn,” I thought. 23 weeks’ pregnant, right on time. It was uncomfortable, I felt constantly full. Normal heartburn medicine did nothing. I was putting on a lot of weight. Normal for pregnancy, I thought. I was becoming breathless. Related to the weight gain, I thought. I was very emotional. Normal pregnancy […] 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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