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Increasing your milk supply

Increasing your milk supply

Many preemie mums have issues with their milk supply. Expressing is very different to breastfeeding your baby. I expressed while my first son was on the neonatal unit and continued when he came home. He was on so much medication that bottle feeding him expressed milk...

The preemie A-Z B

The preemie A-Z B

So much happens when you have a premature baby. I decided to this A-Z series as a way of helping others understand some of the preemie terminology. Medical terms Bagging Filling the lungs with air or oxygen by squeezing a bag which is connected to an endotracheal tube...

Birth at term after a preemie

Birth at term after a preemie

A few of you will know that I have been off for a little while having my second son. I am very proud to say that I was able to give birth at term this time to a very healthy baby boy we named Matthew. He’s an amazing little man and he has settled into our lives very...

A day in the NICU

A day in the NICU

Written by Lisa Norman Everyone’s day will be slightly different but this was my experience of a day in the NICU while I was still in hospital and then once I was discharged. The days changed based on how fit and well I was. It will also depend on personal...

Pregnancy after a preemie

Pregnancy after a preemie

Written by Lisa Norman In September of last year we found out we were expecting our second child. We were really excited about having a new addition but there was an underlying worry about having another premature baby. Me and my partner joked about ”how far I would...

Cesarean or Vaginal – All birth is birth!

Cesarean or Vaginal – All birth is birth!

April is Cesarean Section Awareness Month, both Lisa and I are c-section mamas. Lisa has now had 2 cesareans (you can read her story here) and three of my boys were born via C-Section. My second son was born via elective section at term. I chose a belly birth because...

My birth, my choice, raising c-section awareness

My birth, my choice, raising c-section awareness

Written by Lisa Norman For those of you not familiar with my story, my birth plan for my first son had not been discussed or even thought about. I knew it was something I couldn’t avoid forever. It hadn’t come up yet in the appointments that I had with my midwife so...