Standards In Perinatal Bereavement Care: A Geographical Lottery?

Chantal Lockey | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Chantal Lockey

Over the years I have met with thousands of bereaved parents who never cease to shock me with their tales of horror and lack of support following the devastation that is the loss of a baby. In some trusts, stillborn babies are still being delivered in delivery suites to the sounds of babies crying, excited visitors arriving with bunches of flowers and congratulation balloons.

Six Life Lessons From the NICU

Alison Bloomer | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Parents
Alison Bloomer

For every nine families that walk out of the door of the maternity wing elated yet flagging, one will spend time in the neonatal unit. And within each unit is this room. A room that if it could talk would tell you such tragic tales. That has witnessed the deepest depths of despair.

'Bun In The Oven' Couple Release Latest Photos Of Premature Son

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Parents

A couple who shot to viral fame for their creative "bun in the oven" pregnancy announcement have shared the latest photos of their premature son. Dan...

Mum With Cancer Whose Premature Baby Died: 'I Would've Kept Her In My Tummy'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose baby died after she gave birth prematurely to start cancer treatment said she would've done things differently if she knew her daughter wa...

Dad Shares Hour-By-Hour Account Of Premature Son's Traumatic Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents

A new dad wrote an hour-by-hour account of the birth of his premature son, when he was torn between being at the bedside of his newborn or his wife. ...

Mum Writes Powerful Open Letter To Son's Bullies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has written a powerful open letter after learning her son was being bullied at school. MaryAnn Parisi, from Connecticut, America, said she...

Baby Born With Head The 'Size Of A Tangerine' Turns One

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Parents

A baby who was born three months prematurely with a head the "size of a tangerine" is celebrating his first birthday after a turbulent year. Docto...

Mum Facing £185k Medical Bill After Giving Birth Prematurely While On Holiday In Punta Cana

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who gave birth prematurely while on holiday in the Dominican Republic is trying to raise funds for the medical expenses she's facing after he...

Dad Shares Photo Of Premature Son To Praise NHS Staff (And Have A Pop At Jeremy Hunt)

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

A father who was angered by Jeremy Hunt's comments that the NHS has a 'Monday to Friday culture' has shared a photo of his premature son who was saved...

Knotted Umbilical Cords Twins Survive Despite The Odds, Mum Shares Their Story

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mum of twin girls who were told they might not survive because of their knotted umbilical cords has shared an amazing photo of the entangled cord an...

Sir Chris Hoy's Premature Son Is Already In The Gym

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Parents

Sir Chris Hoy has found a brand-new gym buddy in the form of his super cute nine-month-old son, Callum Hoy. Chris Hoy's wife, Sarra Kemp gave birth...

Two Babies Die Of E.coli In Swansea Hospital

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK

Two babies have died of an E.coli infection, health officials have confirmed. Both cases are under investigation at Singleton Hospital, Swansea, so...