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It didn't feel right

I remember distinctly the first, and the second time, someone called me “Mom”. It was hours after Big Man’s birth, and I was being wheeled to his bedside just before he was transferred to his NICU. 587 more words

Motherhood

Babywearing to Promote Safer Sleep for Preemies

(photo description: new mother reclining in a hospital bed at a 45 degree angle with a new baby wrapped snugly to her with his cheek on her chest) 829 more words

Have I told you lately...

Just in case you didn’t know – It is International Nurses Day today.

I am lucky enough to have crossed paths with some incredible nurses in my time, nurses who quite literally dragged me through some of the darkest days of my life. 687 more words

Children

Nine

Today my youngest turned nine.  For some reason I can’t quite explain, this birthday seems heavy.  Nine is not really very little.  It is not that I want my boys to stay little forever, I am proud of them and enjoy watching them grow and mature, but the marching of time seems more pronounced with this particular birthday. 213 more words

Children

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Premature Birth Conference

Fri 14 July 2017
09:00 – 15:30 BST
The University Events Team, Birmingham City University

Teachers in particular know so little about this group of children who have transformed SEND registers in this 21st Century. 26 more words

SEND

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. 939 more words

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. 914 more words