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Part Three: A Bittersweet Surprise

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Monday, July 25, 2016

The nightshift nurse comes in every four hours to take my vitals and administer the last rounds of antibiotics. 1,024 more words


Tip 172: the CAP trial

The Caffeine for Apnoea of Prematurity (CAP) trial enrolled 2006 infants, birth weights 500 – 1250 grams, to receive either caffeine or placebo, during the first 10 days of life. 69 more words


The Need for Change

Yesterday, November 30th, was the final day of Prematurity Awareness Month. It was also the day, six years ago, that James was due to be born. 812 more words


Unexpected beginnings

“Is there any chance you could be pregnant?”

I laughed. My husband Jo dragged me to the closest urgent care after work because I had been sick for a few days. 872 more words


A Letter to My Son, the Healthy One

Through out this journey the twins have traveled distinctly different paths. Every baby’s experience with extreme prematurity varies, and so far it feels like the only thing RoJo and Evie have shared is my womb (and obviously that didn’t go too well). 817 more words

Preeclampsia: My Birth Story Pt. 2

In case you missed the first part of my story, click here to go back and read it

PART TWO: The Birth

I had been battling with the decision of a c-section for days. 1,843 more words


Wow we raised £1,000 for Bliss, well done!

You may have seen quite a few posts from me on my Facebook page over the past couple of month’s about various events I have arranged in aid of Bliss, the UK charity supporting premature babies and their families. 555 more words