There has been a lot in the news these past few months which reminded me of our daughter, Olivia who 5 years ago was born dangerously premature at 28 weeks. The news along with family conversation has reminded me how extremely thankful we were, and are for the NHS doctors & nurses who fought to save her life. The doctors and nurses probably have no idea how much they mean to us, or how they… View Post

Being a Mother is arguably the hardest job in the world, it doesn’t come with an instruction manual listing step by step, day to day How to proceed. We are all just going through Parenthood as best we can. It’s a learning process that simply never ends. Does it differ when you have a Premature baby? You can read every baby book out there in preparation. However what happens when your child is born prematurely?… View Post

I will never forget the day I was wheeled into NICU the environment was scary, sombre even. Being wheeled up to an incubator housing a 1lb15oz human being, first introduction to my daughter not being allowed to hold her barely being allowed to touch her. I remember the day I finally got to participate in “kangaroo care” too terrified to relish and enjoy the moment for fear of her giant ventilator mask moving a fraction… View Post

Being a Mother is arguably the hardest job in the world, it doesn’t come with an instruction manual listing step by step, day to day How to proceed. We are all just going through Parenthood as best we can. It’s a learning process that simply never ends. Does it differ when you have a Premature baby? You can read every baby book out there in preparation. However what happens when your child is born prematurely?… View Post

19th August 2015 – 8 days old When we discovered Sofiya had suffered a perinatal stroke in her occipital lobe, we were shocked, to say the least. I had always associated having a stroke with older people. Discovering it’s common for a newborn baby to suffer from one left me completely dumbfounded. The Consultant pulled Me and Michael to one side and walked us into the same room we had received Olivia’s diagnoses just four… View Post

We spent 3 months living in 3 different hospitals, Whilst our daughter fought for her life. Here is our story. Hiding away at the very end of the maternity ward there is a completely different world. It’s almost as if it’s being kept a secret from the unsuspecting parents to be coming to give birth, you never imagine that this place exists let alone that you could potentially end up sleeping on the surgical ward… View Post