To mark World Prematurity Day, which takes place annually on 17 November, Helen Hudson explains her how our 'Homes from Home' in Newcastle and Sheffield played supported her when her daughter Emmeline was hospitalised due to complications associated to her early arrival in 2021.
Arriving six weeks early in Chelmsford, Essex, baby Jude needed immediate life-saving attention before being placed on a ventilator and transferred to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. To mark World Prematurity Day 2023, which takes place on 17 November, dad James Eddleston explains how Chestnut House kept him close to his son at the most difficult of times.
Lucy's triplets Adeline, Beatrix and Clementine were all born 12 weeks premature. Our 'Home from Home' made sure Lucy was always with them
Emmeline was born 13 weeks premature and needed treatment in Newcastle, 120 miles away from her home. We supported her mum Helen at Crawford House
Leigh's daughter, Evelyn, was born 12 weeks premature and need specialist treatment in Newcastle. Crawford House made sure Leigh was always by her side.
Oscar was born three months early and spent seven weeks on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. His parents, Edward and Louise, were supported by Chestnut House and were always just a stone's throw away from his side
Freddie was born 15 weeks early and spent 125 days in hospital, 90 minutes away from home. Chestnut House kept his parents Lewis and Emma by his side
As part of World Prematurity Day on 17 November we asked premature parents to share their most standout moments while on the neonatal wards.
Sonny was born ten weeks and needed specialist treatment the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Crawford House made sure his parents could always be by his side
Adele and Jonathan were told that their daughter wouldn't live more than a few hours, they tell us how our 'Home from Home' helped them during this time
Kodie's daughter was rushed to Sheffield when she was born at just 24 weeks. Throughout her daughter's treatment at Sheffield Children's, we gave her a place to stay
Ella-Rose was born at 26 weeks weighing just 500 grams - she celebrated her second birthday this year and is doing amazingly well
After losing Scarlette’s twin, Kodie would do anything to save her daughter’s life. Read how we supported Kodie at Magnolia House during this time
William was born at just 23 weeks and for World Prematurity Day his mum, Anita, has shared the things she wish she'd known
17 November is World Prematurity Day, a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth