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...

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...