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A preemie’s arrival 

Fear. Bright lights blinding as you lie helpless, the room full, the weight of the moment crushing. “We’ve started.” You dare not breath, your body motionless, your mind frantic.  Every fibre pleading, begging, hoping, willing “let my baby live.” A surge of activity, pressure through the numbness and then, Heavy, overwhelming, deafening silence.  Hope twists and…… Continue reading A preemie’s arrival 

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PTSD and premature birth, you’re not alone

PTSD and anxieties following premature birth or the ill health of your child come in many forms, all of which are simply not discussed and mothers are not warned.  I don’t have the answers but what I do have is my own very real experience of living with the after effects of the things me…… Continue reading PTSD and premature birth, you’re not alone

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Torn in two, NICU and older siblings

Coping with having your baby in neonatal for any amount of time is hard, you emotionally shut down and you truly are simply existing and not living. Going through this experience when you have older children at home adds additional pressures and guilt.    All you want to do is be beside your babies incubator…… Continue reading Torn in two, NICU and older siblings

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Breast or bottle, a complex emotional journey for preemie mums

The big feeding question, breast or not, is a complex and emotional journey for preemie mums. Breastfeeding is a massively emotive topic but in the context of premature birth it’s one which I think needs to be more openly discussed. The journey which may or may not lead you to breastfeeding your premature baby is…… Continue reading Breast or bottle, a complex emotional journey for preemie mums

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Top 5 posts of 2016

So 2016 shocked me somewhat as my little blog went from getting a few visitors to being read in over 150 countries and Facebook went from about 600 followers to a whopping 3,000 which still amazes me on a daily basis. All of your comments and messages spurred me on and gave me the confidence…… Continue reading Top 5 posts of 2016

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Why The Smallest Things campaign is so important for preemie mums

Imagine for a moment giving birth to your baby but instead of having them placed onto your chest, feeling their warm moist skin against yours, hearing their every breath and bleating cry, they are whisked away from you with just a glimpse of their tiny skeletal, pale, lifeless body. It’s possibly another 8-12 hours before…… Continue reading Why The Smallest Things campaign is so important for preemie mums