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The night I almost lost my son and partner to sepsis – Mitchell’s story

“It’s impossible to describe the feeling of thinking you are going to lose both your partner and your baby.” Mitchell’s son Louis was born at 32 weeks. He shares his experience of nearly losing his son and partner to sepsis.
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The night I almost lost my son and partner to sepsis – Mitchell’s story

January 18, 2019

“It’s impossible to describe the feeling of thinking you are going to lose both your partner and your baby.” Mitchell’s son Louis was born at 32…

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Gifts for my angel baby – Lemara’s story

December 14, 2018

Sadly Lemara's baby girl Robyn died at 23 weeks. She shares how she honours her daughter's memory by buying Christmas gifts and donating them to…

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How to get through Christmas on the neonatal unit – Rachel’s story

December 07, 2018

Rachel's son spent 31 weeks in hospital. She shares her top tips for getting through the Christmas season on the neonatal unit.

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Seeking help for my mental health after the neonatal unit – Liz’s story

November 22, 2018

"I felt like a swan – looking peaceful on the surface but struggling madly to stay afloat beneath." Liz' daughter was born at 28 weeks. She shares…

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‘After overcoming enormous hurdles; it ends up being small things that trip you up‘ – Peter’s story

November 13, 2018

Peter's twins were born premature at 29 week. He shares how he and his wife coped with things differently and how their neonatal experience affected…

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‘My brain was trying to feel two opposite emotions at exactly the same time’ – Kelly’s story

November 13, 2018

Kelly's twins Henry and Stanley were born premature at 32+6 weeks. Sadly Henry died. Kelly shares how her neonatal experience affected her mental…

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‘We put mental health too far down our list of priorities in neonatal care’ – Mel’s story

November 13, 2018

Mel's daughter Amaya was born premature. In this week's blog Mel shares how her neonatal experience took a toll on her mental health

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‘We felt like no one else knew how we felt’ – Nikki’s story

November 13, 2018

Nikki's gave birth to her twins at 27+5 weeks. She shares how her neonatal experience affected her mental health

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‘It takes a lot of strength to admit you are struggling as a dad’ - Tony’s story

November 13, 2018

Tony's twins were born premature. He explain how his neonatal experience affected his mental health

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Keeping babies and parents together - Susanna's story

November 13, 2018

Bliss’ campaign for parents to be able to stay with their babies in hospital struck a chord with me

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Seeing my daughter intubated – Gemma’s story

November 09, 2018

"Nothing could prepare us for how she looked with a tube down her throat." Gemma's daughter was born by emergency c-section at 29+2 weeks. She shares…

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A letter to our neonatal staff- Sarra Hoy

November 06, 2018

Ahead of World Prematurity Day, Bliss Scotland Ambassador Sarra Hoy shares a letter she wrote to unit staff after her son was discharged from…

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Losing one baby while caring for another – Patience’s story

November 02, 2018

Patience's twins were born premature at 23+5 weeks. Sadly her daughter Eliana passed away. Patience shares her experience of caring for one daughter…


Going into labour while my husband was on holiday – Oonagh’s story

October 26, 2018

Oonagh gave birth to her son Oscar at 31 weeks. She shares her experience of going into labour while her husband was on holiday and how her friend…

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Staying in hospital accommodation – Ashleigh and Josh’s story

October 19, 2018

Ashleigh and Josh were able to stay in hospital accommodation when their son Alfie was born at 30 weeks gestation. In this blog, Ashleigh explains…

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The legacy of our stillbirth – Jess’ story

October 09, 2018

Sadly, Jess’ son Leo was stillborn at 37 weeks. For Baby Loss Awareness Week, Jess shares the story of how losing Leo impacted her anxiety and…

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‘You can’t expect to be the same person you were before‘ - Andy’s story

October 09, 2018

Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October) aims to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss in…

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Heartbreak and healing – Simone’s story

October 07, 2018

Simone’s pregnancy and neonatal experience had a profound effect on her mental health. Here she shares an honest account of what she went through and…

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