Families’ stories

Edward’s Story

Hello, My name is Edward, I was born at St. George’s, 16 weeks prematurely. I was meant to be born on the end of January, but I was born at the beginning of October. I will be 15 on 12th October 2020. I weighed 725 grams. I suffered a...

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Isabelle’s Story

Our daughter Isabelle Carys Mitchell was diagnosed with a Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation (CPAM) at 20 weeks gestation. After 10 challenging weeks with regular scans and monitoring, on 1st April 2020, Isabelle made an early...

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Millie’s Story

As a mum-to-be, I had a high risk pregnancy, due to a blood clotting disease, so was regularly scanned from 7 weeks at Worthing Hospital to ensure both baby and I were OK. My 22nd scan at 34 weeks, picked up a mass on my baby’s...

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Charlie’s Story

Charlie was born at St George’s Hospital on 3rd August 2013. The pregnancy had been high risk and a very difficult one; my husband and I had found out that we were expecting identical twins, but sadly one twin was stronger than the...

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Ashton’s Story

When our son was born 3 months premature the thing that kept us going each day of the three months he spent in the amazing neonatal unit at St George’s Hospital was the wall covered with the stories of the amazing babies and how...

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Luna’s Story

Luna’s journey was a rollercoaster from day one. At 14 weeks I found out she had a condition called Gastroschisis which is where the bowel is on the outside of the body. I was told she would be absolutely fine and only be a couple...

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Harriet’s Story

In November 2019 we went to the Royal Surrey in Guildford for our 12 week scan. The excitement we were feeling previously very quickly went as we were told there was too much fluid around our baby and we were sent for further scanning...

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Kenza’s Story

My wife and I were transferred to St. George’s neonatal intensive care unit after Baby Kenza was born at term (2 weeks late to be precise) and was very poorly with sepsis, her umbilical cord had been around her neck, she had inhaled...

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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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