Premature Babies

14 Mums Explain Why They Feed Other Women's Babies With Their Breast Milk

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

Would you offer your breast milk to another woman’s baby? More mums do this than you might imagine. Every year in the UK more than 1500 dono...

Premature Birth Can 'Alter Brain Wiring' In Babies

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

Premature birth can alter the wiring in key parts of a baby's brain, a new study has found. The discovery could help explain why being born too ear...

How Freezer Bags Saved Two Premature Babies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Parents

When a woman gives birth prematurely, the last thing she is likely to think about is using freezer bags as a lifesaver. But that's exactly What Emm...

Mum Who Gave Birth At 25 Weeks Urges Women To Learn Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Parents

A mum is urging women to learn the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) after the condition caused her to go into premature labour. Amanda Butler, ...

There Are Always Options for Compassionate End-Of-Life Care

Leigh Kendall | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

The distinction in Hugo's care between 'there being no hope' and 'no further treatment' being worthwhile with 'nothing more can be done' is crucial. Nothing more could be done to save Hugo's life, but we were able to give him a good death.

Nine Tips for Parents of Babies in a Neonatal Unit

Leigh Kendall | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

These tips include advice I was given, and things I learned the hard way while my son Hugo was being cared for. Having a baby in a neonatal unit is so stressful - I hope this helps other mummies and daddies.

World Prematurity Day: Prevention Is the Only Way to Reduce the Toll of Premature Birth

Jane Brewin | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Brewin

Prematurity often comes with few warning signs and mums and dads can be unprepared. Some may not have started attending their antenatal classes or even begun thinking about the birth. Uncertainty about their baby's health and seeing them linked to wires and machines can be an incredibly frightening and scary experience.

Dad Makes Sick Baby Son An 'Iron Man' Costume

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A doting father has made a teeny 'Iron Man' costume for his premature baby son to "help him feel brave". Collier Hart is just four months old, but ...

Small Babies, Big Lives; The Charity Helping the NHS Save Lives

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Harriet Laura Amy Leah was born at 37 weeks on 16th November 2012 by c-section. "She was laying very awkwardly" explains her mum Zena, "doing the splits and her cord was presenting, had my waters gone the cord would have been the first thing out and she would have most probably suffocated"

World Prematurity Day - Why Does It Matter?

Jane Brewin | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Brewin

We hear so often from parents who have not had concrete answers as to why their baby came early. As the cause is often a mystery, no explanation can be given to the affected parents who are often dealing with very traumatic circumstances.

Premature Babies 'More Likely To Suffer From Depression And Psychosis'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Premature babies are significantly more likely than average to suffer serious mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, in later life, a study has foun...

Premature Babies At Risk Of Bad Behaviour Later In Life

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Children born a few weeks early are significantly more likely to suffer behavioural and/or emotional problems before they start school, researchers ha...