World Prematurity Day: Bonding can be hard

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Monday 17th November 2014 is World Prematurity Day, a day for talking about around 15 million babies born prematurely worldwide. My daughter is one of them, and while I was aware of premature babies prior to her birth I was most definitely ignorant to how hard it could be for the families of these tiny little miracles. I learnt the hard way, and it could have been harder still, I am very fortunate to live in a country with an amazing health service where babies like my little girl stand a good chance at life.

Around 60,000 are born in the UK, and the best charity to follow about this is Bliss, also a wonderful charity to donate to, they have been a fantastic support through some very tough times and do a lot to help families with babies in SCBU, including working with doctors and nurses to make sure care for prem babies and their families is as good as it can be. I am writing my story to share, and I advise you to follow them on @Blisscharity for more stories.

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One thought on “World Prematurity Day: Bonding can be hard

  1. Susanne Remic says:

    I’m so sorry you’ve been through so much. My youngest is now 3 weeks old and I was plagued with HG throughout that pregnancy too, so I know how much you must have been suffering. And although she was not delivered as early as your baby, I do know some of what you’ve been through. My son was delivered while I was asleep under GA and it took me a long time to bond with him. I suffered from PTSD after his birth and although I’ve since had two more babies, I still suffer now and then. It helped me to talk and to write about what happened- so keep sharing. Sending lots of love x x x

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