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Stories and features

Stories and features about babies born premature or sick, their families and the health professionals who care for them.

Read more in our online magazine, Little Bliss.

To share your experience with us or the media please fill in our online form, or for more information about becoming a media case study please call 020 7378 5741 or email media@bliss.org.uk

Kalisha Patel
20 October 2017

Leigh-Ann's story

Leigh-Ann developed severe pre-eclampsia during her pregnancy resulting in her baby arriving at 33 weeks via emergency c-section. Read about her journey through neonatal care. Read More

Kalisha Patel
19 October 2017

Ellen's story

Ellen was born at 25 weeks in 1993, sadly her twin Elliot passed away a few days after birth. Find out about how prematurity has affected her life here. Read More

Kalisha Patel
17 October 2017

Parent-to-parent: asking for help

When your baby is in neonatal care you can experience a whole range of emotions. Here we share some tips on asking for help from parents who have been where you are now. Read More

Kalisha Patel
16 October 2017

Fiona's story

Fiona was so excited when she found out she was having twins. Sadly, at her 20 week scan she found out one of them, Innes, would not make it. Read her story here. Read More

Gemma Ellis
16 October 2017

What NICU is like for full-term parents

More than half of the babies who spend time on the neonatal unit are born full term but sick. Lyn Swannell shares the story of her son Hugo who faced a number of challenges with his breathing after birth. This story was originally shared in Bliss' magazine, Little Bliss. Read More

Gemma Ellis
16 October 2017

Bliss Baby Charter interview

How does supporting Bliss help improve care for babies on the neonatal unit? Nicola Frith from Bliss explains all in her interview about the Bliss Baby Charter, originally published in Little Bliss magazine. Read More