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How to get your book out there

Many of you know that I wanted to put a book out there myself. I wanted this book to feature several different stories from different parents all with premature babies. However it didn’t go to plan. Unfortunately before I even started I had potential authors arguing...

Causes of babies being born prematurely

Many will never know the reason for their baby being born prematurely. It happens spontaneously or there may be no reason as to why a baby is in distress, they just are. This can be really hard to accept. We live in an age where we continually seek answers and are...

Preemie history and how much has changed

Modern medicine is amazing and the dedicated people in this field are doing an incredible job at saving so many lives. I am not sure from when ‘modern medicine’ is considered to date from but it would seem that it is really recently that premature babies had any...

A preemie parent setting up their own business

I have been asked so many times recently about a preemie parent setting up a business, especially by preemie mums who are struggling with the idea of returning to work after their maternity leave. It’s definitely not easy but if you are passionate enough it’s at least...

Famous preemies – how many had you heard about?

I loved researching famous preemies. It's so inspiring finding out who had been preemies and what they went on to achieve! It also amazed me the times in history that some of these preemies were born and actually survived. When I think of the medical advancements we...

SVT raising awareness

Supraventricular Tachycardia is often abbreviated to SVT. My little boy has this condition and it’s not too well known. This blog post is all about raising awareness around the condition. I will tell you a little bit about the condition and about my experience. SVT...

World breastfeeding week – my journey

The celebration of World Breastfeeding Week is every year from the 1st to the 7th of August. Each year has a theme and this years is family-friendly policies and seems mainly aimed at employers. Breastfeeding in the UK is massively on the decline and when surveys have...

Special preemie keepsakes

It is becoming increasingly popular for parents to celebrate their little ones neonatal journey by putting together some preemie keepsakes in an incredibly creative way. There are also some fabulous items that can be made by some very talented people with small...

Returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after any significant amount of time off is difficult. You worry about what you may have forgotten. Do I still remember my password to log on? Did those new procedures come in? Can I even remember how to do my job? I think these are all normal...