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Stories and features

Here you can read a range of stories and features about babies born premature or sick, their families, the health professionals who care for them and more.

We are always looking for people to share their experience with us and the media, as well as in our magazine, Little Bliss. To share your story with us please fill in our online form, or for more information about becoming a media case study please call 020 7378 5741 or email

Kalisha Patel
23 June 2017

Claire's story

Jessica in hospital

At her 20 week scan, Claire was told her baby had a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), meaning there was a hole in her baby's diaphragm allowing the stomach and bowels to grow in the chest. Read her NICU journey here. Read More

Kalisha Patel
16 June 2017

Mark's story

Marks daughter in the hospital

Mark's daughter Aurora was born premature at 32+2 weeks. Here, Mark describes his experience of being a dad to a premature baby. Read More

Kalisha Patel
12 June 2017

Sophie's story

Sophie, her partner and Emilia

Sophie was so excited when she found out she was pregnant. At 28 weeks she went into labour early and gave birth to her daughter Emilia. Sadly, Emilia passed away five days later. Here, Sophie tells us what happened. Read More

Kalisha Patel
02 June 2017

Alex Wright: Interview with a Bliss Champion

Alex and her children

Alex Wright is a Bliss volunteer on a neonatal unit. In this interview she tells us more about what she does, and why being a Bliss Champion is so important to her. Read More

Kalisha Patel
26 May 2017

Katie's story

Rusty in hospital sleeping

After her waters broke at 33 weeks, Katie and her partner rushed to the hospital. Eventually, she had an emergency c-section and gave birth to her baby, Rusty. Here, she recalls her experience of having a baby in neonatal care. Read More

Kalisha Patel
18 May 2017

Look at them now

Meet Justin Rocchi. Here we follow his amazing and inspiring journey, from being born at 31 weeks to ten years old. This story was also featured in Bliss' magazine, Little Bliss. Read More