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Finding the balance: A dad's time in NICU - Ben's story

After finding out his wife was pregnant with their second child, Ben didn’t have much time to wait until he met his daughter, Nancy, who arrived at 26 weeks.
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Finding the balance: A dad's time in NICU - Ben's story

April 26, 2018

Once I got over the fear, I finally started to bond with Nancy. At last this baby I’d been looking at through the incubator felt like my daughter.”

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'Isla makes us so proud' - Kizzy and Sally's story

April 20, 2018

Kizzy and Sally, desperately wanted a baby. After numerous fertility tests, mandatory counselling and an 18 month wait for a sperm donor they could…

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How knitting helped me cope with my daughters’ prematurity – Amy’s story

April 13, 2018

When Amy gave birth to daughters Charlotte and Esme at 27 weeks, she struggled to manage having babies in hospital. Here she talks about how…

Kayleigh And Eleanor

Living with cerebral palsy – Kayleigh’s story (part two)

April 06, 2018

In part two of Kayleigh's story she describes living with cerebral palsy and going to university, and she tells us what she would say to the parent…

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Living with cerebral palsy – Kayleigh’s story (part one)

March 30, 2018

Born at 30 weeks gestation, Kayleigh was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 18 months old. In the first of this two part series, Kayleigh…

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My 28 weeker - Amie's story

March 21, 2018

Although Amie had already had three previous children, her fourth baby was the first to arrive early at 28 weeks. Here she talks about what it was…

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Our experience of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome – Danielle’s story

March 16, 2018

The stats given to us for the success rates of the laser ablation were very low so we had to make the agonising decision of what to do next. We felt…

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Mother’s Day on the NICU – Nicola’s story

March 09, 2018

Nicola gave birth to her daughter Edie at 23 weeks and was told she had little chance of survival. Here, she talks about what it was like to spend…

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Claire's story

March 02, 2018

Claire had a difficult pregnancy with twins, and had to give birth prematurely at 30+3 weeks. Here she talks about the difficulties of being…

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'Mystery George' - Laura's story

February 23, 2018

Laura's baby George had to be resuscitated after she gave birth via emergency c-section at 37 weeks. They spent 73 days in the neonatal unit, where…

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My husband delivered our baby - Gina's story

February 16, 2018

At 32 weeks Gina's waters broke suddenly, and with little time, her husband had to deliver their baby, Oliver, at home. Gina talks about her time on…

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Emily's story

February 09, 2018

Emily had a difficult pregnancy with her twins, and gave birth to them at 33 weeks after showing signs of pre-eclampsia. Read her story here.

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Trusting my instinct about my baby's movements saved her life - Laura's story

February 02, 2018

I felt another kick as I walked down the corridor. I almost turned round and went home because I didn’t want to waste my time. Thank goodness I…

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Vicky's story

January 28, 2018

Vicky knew something was wrong when she began experiencing severe nausea during her pregnancy. At the hospital she was diagnosed with severe onset…

Laura's Story Hero

Our biggest surprise - Laura's story

January 12, 2018

During Laura's pregnancy she found her daughter wasn't growing enough, and at 34 weeks she had an emergency c-section - only to find out her baby was…

Alexandra's Story Hero

How neonatal care affects mental health - Alexandra's story

January 05, 2018

It quickly became clear that I wasn’t coping at all. I was sad, angry and in denial all the time. I looked at other families and envied what they…

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30 years since SCBU - Rowena's story

December 29, 2017

30 years on, Rowena shares her experience giving birth to her daughter Tara at 32 weeks. Rowena recalls her feelings during the time her daughter was…

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December 21, 2017

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