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Premature birth and the microbiome

About one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Most premature births are due either to infection or unknown causes. Recently scientists have started to think that mothers’ microbiomes – the bacteria that live, with no ill effects on and within us – contribute to premature births and in this article Lindsay A. 64 more words

Pressures of Prematurity

Before I write this post I need to state how much respect I have for the medical profession and the care that Poppie has received. Since day 1 she has been looked after impeccably, but this post is more about comparisons, milestones and Poppie’s journey so far. 591 more words


Tip 20: ADEPT

ADEPT is the Abnormal Doppler Enteral Prescription Trial (2012, 404 babies). The main finding was that there was no benefit to delayed initiation of feeds (5 – 6 days of age) vs. 59 more words



One day we came into the hospital, and Finn had been moved from Intensive Care to High Dependency after a period of progress. You view the move up the corridor as a promotion and quite literally a journey towards home, and so after the drama of the PDA and the extubation things were starting to feel a lot better. 1,962 more words



So those who follow us on Instagram will have seen that we have been having a bit of a rough time lately; Finn was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital on Tuesday for vomiting, weight loss and significant failure to thrive. 1,566 more words


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Premature Birth

On Friday 14 July 2017, an interdisciplinary conference was held at Birmingham City University to raise awareness and highlight current research on this topic.

The slides are now available… 29 more words


Turning 1 ...

What a year! This time last year our worlds were turned upside down as Poppie hurtled into our lives. At just 27 week + 1 day pregnant a check-up by the amazing midwives at St James hospital turned into a visit to the delivery suite, followed by an emergency C-section and then Poppie arrived at just 1lb 9oz! 624 more words

Premature Baby