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Book Review: For the Love of Babies by Sue Hall

A few days ago, I stumbled across For the Love of Babies by chance and immediately wanted to purchase it. I love medical stories, and I am a former neonatal intensive care patient, so this boook seemed perfect. 619 more words

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A Boy and His Caul

David Copperfield was born “on a Friday, at twelve-o-clock at night”, with a caul. In a foreshadowing of e-bay this caul was “advertised in a newspaper at the low price of fifteen guineas.” There were no takers at that price. 292 more words

The Wisdom (and blessings) of Children

Well, they are adults, yet still my children.

But how did they get to be so wise?

From me, they say. From listening to me. :O… 858 more words

General Chaos

To My Baby Self

I have been thinking a lot about my life in the context of premature birth. It may be because I’m currently reading For the Love of Babies by Sue Hall, a neonatologist writing about her experiences treating preemies and other sick babies. 199 more words

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Melbourne Marathon Festival

On Sunday October 12th, a record 32,000 people took to the streets of Melbourne for the Melbourne Marathon Festival. The Lilyroo Fund was proudly represented by four athletes: 250 more words


Worth Living

It’s been a long few weeks in which I’ve been neglecting this journal. Í’ve been alternating between wanting a public journal like this one is now, a protected journal, and an offline journal. 330 more words


Benefits of Mutual Support Between Disabled Adults and Special Needs Parents

On the Preemie Babies 101 blog, Laura Maikata wrote an interesting post on surviving the post-NICU roller coaster for parents of preemies. Indeed, premature birth affects children long beyond the NICU, sometimes lifelong. 517 more words