Alyssa Veech – April’s Book

Alyssa Veech – April’s Book

When I discovered this book I reached out to Alyssa and asked if she was interested to be featured on the blog. She agreed and sent me this blog. She is an amazing person and I really admire her approach for going above and beyond as a neonatal nurse. – Lisa...
The stresses of being a preemie parent

The stresses of being a preemie parent

The stresses of being a preemie parent is a tough topic! Generally our lifestyles in today’s society are stressful and put us under a lot of pressure. Am I one of the top performers at work? Are my clothes fashionable enough? Do I even suit them? Is my home nicer than...
My mental health after having a premature baby

My mental health after having a premature baby

It’s such a taboo subject, mental health, and it really doesn’t need to be. Recently some really high profile people, such as the royals, are speaking out a lot more making it more socially acceptable for mental health to be discussed openly. I experienced a...
What World Prematurity Day means to me

What World Prematurity Day means to me

I was being wheeled along the corridor to meet my baby properly for the first time. It was 21:50 and my son was stable enough for my first visit. The staff had a quiet half an hour on the ward so that they could take me to see Neil who was born earlier that day at...
Insecurities of a preemie parent

Insecurities of a preemie parent

“We need to get you into theatre as soon as possible”. My world started to become a surreal place at that moment. My baby was poorly and needed to be delivered NOW 10 whole weeks early. I was about to become a preemie parent. “What have you eaten today?” “What have...