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Premature births

Parenting a premature baby: advice from our mums

Having a premature baby (or babies) is something that none of us expect, and few of us get to plan for.  We spoke to NowBaby parents who had experience of premature birth and parenting a premature newborn to get their [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Born too Soon, Pregnancy and Birth|

World Prematurity Day 2016

A premature birth is something that no-one wants, it's something we actively avoid, yet for 1 in 10 babies it's something that happens.  In fact 15 million babies are born prematurely, before 37 weeks each year worldwide, with 60,000 of [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Awareness Days, Born too Soon, Me Time, News|

Coping with miscarriage: a man’s perspective

Coping with miscarriage is difficult for any woman, but it can be for the partner too. A moving story from one man who has shared his experience with us.... It wasn’t meant to be like this I held his tiny [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Born too Soon, Pregnancy and Birth|

Baby Loss Awareness – Carla’s Story

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week.  A time to remember, reflect and to acknowledge these precious babies and for people to talk openly about the subject of and raise awareness of baby loss.  Here, we learn about Carla's experience [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Born too Soon, Pregnancy and Birth|

Premature babies – the facts

It's a fact that more than a staggering 60,000 babies a year are born prematurely in the UK.  Prematurity is something that every pregnant mother considers and hopes to avoid, particularly with a multiple pregnancy or if you've experienced a [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Born too Soon, Pregnancy and Birth|

Coping with miscarriage

It is believed that one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage.  Defined as a pregnancy ending before 24 weeks, without a surviving baby.  Whether it happens at 5 weeks, 10 weeks or 20 weeks, the effect on the parents can [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Born too Soon, NHSVideo-baby, Video|

Baby Loss Awareness Week 9-15 October 2016

There's nothing more devastating than the loss of a child, whatever age, whatever stage of pregnancy it's something that will stay with you and your partner for the rest of your lives.  Raising awareness and supporting families, Baby Loss Awareness [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Born too Soon, Me Time, News, Pregnancy and Birth|

Expecting Twins: Possible problems of prematurity

It stands to reason that our bodies weren't designed to carry more baby at once, so the expected gestation for twins is only 37 weeks.  However with the increased risk of pre-eclampsia and other complications, prematurity is more likely in [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Born too Soon, Multiple babies, Pregnancy and Birth|

Premature baby – development and immunisation

Most babies who are born prematurely will stay in special care until around the time they were due to be born. The neonatal or special care baby unit, for a while, provides some of the basic functions that your womb [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Born too Soon, Pregnancy and Birth|

Miscarriage: your questions answered

The excitement of a positive pregnancy test can seem like a dim and distant memory, a cruel twist of fate if it is followed by a miscarriage.  Whilst most miscarriages occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a  miscarriage [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|A new life begins, Born too Soon, Pregnancy and Birth|