Premature Babies

11 Things Parents Of Premature Babies Worry About (And Words Of Comfort)

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

All new parents have a lot to fret about, but for mums and dads whose babies were born prematurely those worries can build to an overwhelming level. ...

One Of Britain's 'Most Premature Babies' Defies Odds After Being Born At 22 Weeks

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents

One of the most premature babies to be born in Britain has defied the odds by surviving being born at 22 weeks, weighing just 1lb 4oz. Austin Douglas...

Artificial Wombs - A Perspective From A NICU Mum

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

It very much a nature vs science argument. I think if the outcome with the human trials is as successful as it has been then it will revolutionise premature births. We would potentially have to revaluate how NICU departments are run to accommodate this when it is ready to be used but this may be a positive thing.

Why Healthcare Needs To Be Free And Accessible

April Wilson | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

I have two twin sisters. They are kind (selectively to me of course as I am their sister); intelligent and though being a good person is more than this, and being a woman is much more than this; they are beautiful inside and out. They were also born premature. Devastatingly so. 10 weeks to be exact.

Mums Of Premature Babies In The NICU Explain The Difficulties They Face

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Parents

Any parent will tell you that bringing a baby into the world will be one of the most emotional and overwhelming experiences of your life. But for par...

Pampers Launches Smallest Ever Nappy And Donates Three Million To Premature Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Parents

Pampers has launched its smallest ever nappy designed specifically to meet the needs of premature babies. The Pampers Preemie Protection Size P3 is th...

A Day In The Life Of A NICU Nurse

Zoe George | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK
Zoe George

"Oh wow, what a lovely job cuddling babies all day", says a mum when I tell her that I am a NICU nurse. Well yes it is a great job. A privilege and a huge responsibility. But it's also an emotional roller coaster. Knowing the life of these delicate babies is often held in my hands.

Mum Touched By Stranger's Kind Gesture For Her Premature Son

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum was touched when a stranger she met at the beach comforted her by rooting for her premature son with a sweet gesture. Maggie Wright, from the U...

Premature Baby's Incredible Before And After Photos Show How Much He's Grown In 16 Months

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents

A couple have shared a photo of one of their premature twins when he was born at 23 weeks, alongside a photo of him now at 16 months, to show “mirac...

Elderly Man Learns To Knit So He Can Make Tiny Hats For Premature Babies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An elderly man has melted hearts across the globe by learning to knit so he could make hats for premature babies. So far, Ed Moseley, 86, from Georgi...

World Prematurity Day 17 November 2016

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

If anything was to go wrong I wanted to be at a hospital where I knew and trusted the neonatal services. Little did know that six months later I would be walking through their doors as a NICU mum and that I would hardly recognise the medical environment where I had once worked.

When Your Toddler Is Tougher Than You

Angela Corpe | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Corpe

I have two poorly babies. Nothing too serious - just the standard vomiting bug that rips through nursery as fast as mums head for a glass of wine once the kids are in bed. I only have one pair of arms though, which is tricky when both your children want to be scooped up in them all day long, not to mention back-breaking.

Mum Makes Tiny Tops For Preemies So No Parent Will Struggle Like She Did

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who gave birth to her son when she was 25 weeks’ pregnant is making tiny adaptable clothes for parents of premature babies. Amanda Huhta, fro...

Why We Need To Extend Statutory Maternity Leave For Mothers Of Premature Babies

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

Premature babies are babies for longer. Born early they develop according to their 'corrected' age, which is calculated according to their due date rather than their birth date. This sees parents returning to work when their babies are still physically and emotionally less developed in comparison to babies born on or near their due date.

Why We Need To Extend Statutory Maternity Leave For Mothers Of Premature Babies

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

Premature babies are babies for longer. Born early they develop according to their 'corrected' age, which is calculated according to their due date rather than their birth date. This sees parents returning to work when their babies are still physically and emotionally less developed in comparison to babies born on or near their due date.

Mum's Iced Coffee Photos Show How Much Premature Twins Have Grown

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has recorded the incredible growth of her premature twins with before and after photos showing them sat next to bottles of iced coffee. Jourdan ...

Mum Gives Birth To Second Heaviest Set Of Triplets Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has delivered the world’s second heaviest set of triplets, weighing in at a total of 19.6lbs. Kate Tipton from Tennessee, USA, gave birth to L...

Brother's Touching Tribute To Sister Born Prematurely

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man has shared a heartwarming tribute to his sister, who was born prematurely but defied the odds and is now celebrating her 20th birthday. The guy,...

Two Preemie Babies and Two Bouts of PND Nearly Destroyed Me

Holly Boardman | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents
Holly Boardman

I'm stronger than I ever believed and I have come out the other side more patient, empathetic and open minded than I was before. I also have two wonderful boys who came through it with me and for that I am eternally thankful.

Just a Little Longer: Life After NICU

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

At home we can be together, no monitors or alarms. For the first time in forever I begin to be your mum. I feel the pain we've been through, I stop to take a breath. I realise now, what other NICU mums will know, my journey has just begun.

Premature Birth and the Lost Trimester

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

Grief and loss go hand-in-hand in neonatal intensive care. Without warning, pregnancies come to an abrupt end and parents of premature babies often describe similar feelings of loss. When my own first pregnancy came to a sudden end at 30 weeks I found myself grieving for the final trimester that I never had.

PTSD Following Premature Birth

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

Nothing can really prepare you for parenthood; but when your baby is born prematurely the time to plan and the excitement and anticipation of a new arrival is dramatically interrupted. Shocked and numb, you suddenly find yourself in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Touching Photo Highlights Importance Of Skin-To-Skin Contact With Newborns

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents

A touching photo of a father and son practicing skin-to-skin contact with newborn twins is highlighting the benefits of the practice. The photo, shar...

Precious Moment Mum Holds Premature Son For The First Time 60 Hours After Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Parents

A new mother was filmed as she held her premature son for the first time in an incredibly touching video. Jessica's newborn son Hugo, who was born ...

Touching Videos Of Premature Twins Holding Hands Melt Hearts Everywhere

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

Numerous videos of a pair of premature twins who can't stop holding hands are melting hearts all over the internet. Mum Anthea Jackson-Rushford, fr...