Families’ stories

Oliver’s Story

My son, Oliver Spear, was born 14 weeks early, at 26 weeks at our local hospital, East Surrey, but because he was under 28 weeks gestation, he was transferred to St Peter’s.   He was doing extremely well there but one morning...

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Nivan’s Story

The excitement we felt going to our 20 week scan turned to despair as we heard my cervix was already dilated and I would miscarry our baby, even though he was absolutely fine. I was admitted and we spent the night waiting and thinking....

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Tell us YOUR story

Whatever your family’s journey on the nnu at St George’s, we would love to hear about it. Your stories help people to understand what life can be like for babies and their parents on the nnu and are hugely helpful to other families who...

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Rosie’s story

All pregnancies are precious, but ours was even more so for us because it came after years of trying to conceive, pregnancy losses and several cycles of IVF.  It was only once I began feeling little kicks and flutters that I...

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Jessica’s story

My name is Carmen, and together with my husband, Mihai we have our beautiful little girl, Jessica Maria. Due to a pre-eclampsia problem, my girl stopped developing in the womb and at 27+5 weeks I had to have an emergency c-section at...

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Elodie’s story

Elodie was born on 17th November 2016, World Prematurity Day, at 32 weeks weighing 1.5kg/3lb 7oz. My waters went unexpectedly at 31 weeks and after a week of hospital stays and monitoring I started bleeding so I was whisked off for an...

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