Premature Birth

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

Jane Brewin | Posted 17.11.2014 | 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.

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"

Call The Midwife! International Day of the Midwife - 5th May 2013

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

The 5th of May is International Day of the Midwife and the UK should be supporting midwives and other maternity professionals more so now than ever before. Why? Because there is currently a baby boom, a shortage of 5,000 midwives and the UK has one of the worst stillbirth rates in the developed world according to the 2011 Lancet report.

Raising Awareness for World Prematurity Day

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Sadly 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks resulting in 1.1 million babies dying every year around the globe. The staggering fact is that reports show around 75% of these deaths could be prevented with better health education and medical care.

Baby Loss Awareness Week 9- 15 October

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Sadly 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth in the UK every DAY, which equates to 6,500 each year.

Babies Born Just Two Weeks Early Have Higher Health Risks

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Babies born as little two or three weeks before their 'due date' have a higher risk of health problems, such as asthma, according to new research. ...

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...

Moderate Drinking While Pregnant Has No Effect

PRESS ASSOCIATION | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK

Light drinking in pregnancy has no effect on premature birth, small babies or low birthweight, research has suggested. Experts reviewing 36 studies...