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Back off! I have a premature baby

Being a parent can be stressful, scary and a little bit overwhelming especially if it’s your first baby. Being the parent of a premature baby is all these things and more. My son was born 10 weeks early and was very poorly. We endured a long 10 and a half week stay on...

Caring for mum

After my c-section I was sat waiting in a recovery room just to the side of the theatre where my poorly little premature baby boy had just been delivered. I was shivering uncontrollably and couldn’t understand why, I wasn’t cold! I felt fine! The nurse told me I might...

Family and friends lending a helping hand

In November 2016 I turned up at the hospital for a 30 week scan. Within minutes I was whisked away for an emergency c-section. I was completely unprepared! I had no overnight bag, no clothes for baby, the nursery hadn’t been started and my house hadn’t been baby...

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 Written...

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

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 traumatic...

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

“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...