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An Ordinary Mummy's Bliss Little Heroes walk

For those who follow the blog you know that I am passionate about sharing my experiences of premature birth and the effect it has on your life long after you leave NICU. 236 more words

That day

It’s Big Man’s birthday today. I was scrolling through my Timehop app, reading my posts on his birthday each  year. To a point, every single one of those posts mentions his early arrival, survival, dramatic start, and how proud we are of how far he’s come. 458 more words

Daily Prompt: Fragile

via Daily Prompt: Fragile

Six hundred ten grams

Twenty-four weeks gestation

Miracle babies

A haiku seems appropriate for how tiny and fragile my miracle twins were.  477 more words


Tip 140: cortisol

Very preterm neonates are at increased risk for cortisol insufficiency in acute illness and stress because of immaturity of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal neocortex generally does not synthesize cortisol until ~ 30/40. 71 more words


Tip 137: chronic lung disease 2

The aetiology of CLD is multifactorial, involving both antenatal and postnatal factors, including:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Chorioamnionitis
  • Fetal growth restriction <28/40
  • Prematurity, especially 23-32/40
  • Volutrauma and barotrauma from mechanical ventilation…
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Congratulations on your Ph.D!

Parenting is this weird thing where you make it up as you go along and hope like hell your kid won’t end up an axe murderer. 602 more words


Tip 136: chronic lung disease

Chronic lung disease (CLD) is sometimes known by its histological finding – bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

There are a variety of definitions, but the most commonly accepted is: 56 more words