Maeve’s Story

Maeve was born at the Mercy Hospital on November 12th 2006.  She was 3 months prem and weighed 800grams. She stayed in NICU for 95 days. Her first year was full of hospital stays and seeing all sorts of specialists. 13 years on Maeve is still tiny but she’s ready to...

Grace’s Story

It was a regular Saturday afternoon, I was starting dinner when my waters broke. I was 27 weeks and one day pregnant with our first child, a little girl. Up to that point, my pregnancy had been unremarkable and very healthy. I drove over to the hospital and when the...

James’s Story

When James was born at Calvary Hospital, he had an APGAR of 0 (out of 10) and was blue and floppy. Seeing him like that was the single scariest thing I’ve ever experienced in my life. He required CPR and breathing support for 5 minutes before his heart started...

Aidan’s Story

**This is an edited version of an article from The Canberra Times in 2010. Nine years later Aidan revisited the NICU to thank the doctors and nurses who had cared for him and to learn about his time in the unit.** ABOUT dawn on a March morning two parents headed out...

Double The Luv for Terri

Our identical twin girls, Dahli and India, were born on 21st January, 2018 at just 27+3 weeks. They were both 35.5cm long, Dahli weighing 925g and India 890g. I was experiencing a healthy, happy pregnancy and having the girls born extremely early was completely...

Angus’ Story

Nothing can prepare you for the advice “if he comes now, there’s not much we can do…”  At 24 weeks, there was a problem with the pregnancy, and the doc was pretty direct.  Immediate bedrest was prescribed. Very early on 17 December 2011, after holding out for almost 2...