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...

Ella’s Story

Ella’s story (told by Ella’s mum Jo) I tested positive for GBS (Group B streptococcus) at 36 weeks gestation. I was told I needed to call the hospital when I was in labour and tell them that I was positive for GBS. I went into labour early hours of September 20...

Ethan’s Story

First Day: It was about 3:00am on Sunday 16th November 2014 when i got the news, our son would be born in hours, not months like we had always expected. We were informed of the situation, that our son, our first child and first grandchild on both sides, had a 60%...

Leila’s Story

Emma’s Diary Note: 21/11/16: Oral glucose tolerance test at TCH followed by growth scan at Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU). 25 weeks + 4 days. Due date: 3/3/17. Little did I know that our world was about to be turned upside down, with the scan identifying the likely early...

Angelina’s Story

Angelina’s Story With thanks to journalist Kimberley Le Lievre At 25 weeks pregnant, Yvonne Doreski woke up feeling great. After severe morning sickness during her first trimester, she was happy to have that behind her. But just a few hours later, that feeling had...

Max’s Story

Max’s Story (extract from a letter sent by a parent to the Rotary Club of Hall) “On 18 July 2011 our world was turned upside down when our son Max was born two weeks early at Calvary Hospital. Max came out small, however screaming at the top of his lungs. It was not...