Kenna’s story – premature baby to mum

Kenna, mum of a four-year old boy,  and 23 month old little girl, is also 23 weeks pregnant with baby number three. Wind back nearly 27 years ago, Kenna was born at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, 14 weeks early, weighing just 1Ib 15 oz. She was the first premature baby to be cared for by Doncaster Royal Infirmary, and not sent to Sheffield or Leeds special care baby units.

As a teenager I always said I didn’t want to have children.

The thought of premature labour being a possibility scared me. Continue reading “Kenna’s story – premature baby to mum”

Sadie’s story – premature Martha born at 28 weeks

I am extremely honoured and humbled that Sadie and Tom, have shared  their story with me. They hope by doing this, it will assist fund raising for Doncaster Neonatal Unit, and raise awareness and support for other families effected by premature birth.

Martha was born premature at 28 weeks, weighing a tiny 2 pounds. Mum Sadie had no idea her blood pressure had become sky-high, and was still working. She was suffering from pre-eclampsia. She had no hospital bag ready, and thought she had another 3 months to prepare. An emergency doctors appointment led to the birth of premature Martha within hours. Continue reading “Sadie’s story – premature Martha born at 28 weeks”