The Reality of Having Premature Twins: My Story for World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day. A global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the devastating impact it can have on families. I previously worked with Pampers when they first launched their nappies for premature babies. Read about this here. I’m pleased to be working with Pampers again to highlight World Prematurity Day. Did you know that approximately 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year? That’s roughly 1 in 11 of all births. With so many babies being born too soon, it’s reassuring to know that the survival rate of premature babies in the UK is… [Read More]

World Prematurity Day: NICU Memories

I find it funny that certain things can remind you of a specific time in your life. A smell, a noise, an item of clothing or a picture. Our senses are a powerful thing and I’ve found lately that certain things trigger my memories from when our twins were in the NICU (Neo-natal intensive care unit).   A while back, Twin Daddy and I took our girls to hospital because they both had temperatures, weren’t eating and were being sick. A short while after being shown to the waiting room we were called to an office where a nurse took… [Read More]

Born Too Soon

When I first discovered I was pregnant after our first attempt at IVF with ICSI I was overjoyed. I always had a smile on my face and I probably walked a little taller. I loved being pregnant. It made me feel more confident about myself and my body and the knowledge that I was carrying our babies inside of me, keeping them safe and protecting them made me feel blessed and very lucky. We knew from very early on that one of our babies was on the smaller side. We were told at our first scan that we needed to… [Read More]

World Prematurity Day

Saturday, November 17th 2012 is World Prematurity Day.  Bliss, the charity for premature and special care babies needs your help to raise awareness of the 15 million babies who are born too soon each year.  This a cause very close to our hearts. Nobody can truly understand what it is like to have a baby, or in our case two babies, born prematurely unless you have been there and experienced it for yourself. It is heart wrenching, upsetting, very emotional, and so many other emotions.   Having a baby is one of the most precious, wonderful things in life.  Unfortunately,… [Read More]