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Introducing Stacey Matthews!

Written by Stacey Matthews As you might have guessed, from recent posts on social media, there have been a few changes at Presents for Preemies HQ. For the last few months, I have been working with Lisa behind the scenes at Presents for Preemies, so we thought it was...

Meet October’s author – Eloise De Sousa

Written by Eloise De Sousa Meeting new people is never easy and from an introvert’s point of view – it’s downright scary! So, with a tentative wave, I’d like to introduce myself. Hi! I’m Eloise De Sousa and I’m a children’s author. I grew up in Zimbabwe which is...

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is a campaign run by the World Heart Federation and promotes having a healthy heart. My little boy was born with a heart condition called Supraventricular Tachycardia or SVT as it is more commonly known (said in full it’s a bit of a mouthful!). Heart...

The preemie A-Z starting with A

Having a premature baby enters you into a whole new world that is full of medical jargon, strong emotions and things you never expected to happen in parenthood. Each month I will be writing a new blog going through what I think are good things to know. I hope you...

Preemie milestone celebrations

Every baby should have their milestones celebrated. The ones celebrated by preemies and their parents (not forgetting all the staff that look after them!) are a little different though. I wanted to go through a few and explain why some of these preemie milestone...

Why this blog is important to me

I got asked this the other day “Why do you write 2 blogs every week?” They went on to tell me that they love my blog but it must be really time consuming to write 2 blogs every week which then got them thinking of the follow up question of “How do you find the time to...

Famous preemie parents – how many did you know?

The famous preemie blog was really interesting to research and it got me thinking about famous preemie parents. They are in a position on social media to raise awareness about premature babies, what goes on in the NICU, the battles these little fighters face and the...

Natural ways to support fertility and IVF

Written by Rachel Brown Who am I? My name is Rachel Brown, a holistic therapist and Natural Fertility Specialist. I started out my career in pharmacy as an advocate of orthodox medicine, but as a result of my own health issues I turned to natural healing and...

September is NICU awareness month

This month is NICU awareness month so I wanted to share my journey. My first experience with the NICU was being pushed through the doors feet first on a hospital bed by two support staff. It was late at night and he ward had been incredibly busy. The nurses had been...