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Despite best efforts, my twin girls had their own plans

After the initial shock of seeing two little ‘sprouts’ in our first scan at only 6 weeks, we had a wonderful pregnancy journey as first-time parents, until their surprise appearance at 32 weeks This is Samantha’s story: At 31 weeks pregnant, we were told that we were in labour and

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In a hurry to be a leap year baby

Although I was four weeks away from my scheduled caesarean, I wasn’t concerned by my contractions. I assumed they were due to my irritable uterus. I was fine last time it happened and had no reason to believe we could stop them again. This is Teegan’s story: “It was February

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I couldn’t face losing a healthy baby at 20 weeks

I had a difficult start to my pregnancy with four weeks of constant bleeding and as a result a perpetual fear of having another miscarriage. My 12-week scan was normal and I was hoping I could finally relax and enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. Instead, we left the scan

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Our little 33-week miracle

William’s due date was 12 June. We’d previously had a miscarriage so every little milestone reached and each week that passed was another breath of relief. This is Natalie’s story: “My husband took me to a routine check-up one Monday – due to Covid, he couldn’t come in with me

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As a male and first time Dad I felt useless and helpless…

Both a mother’s and father’s mental health are associated with increased risk that their baby will be born premature, a new study has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in EClinicalMedicine, found men with persistent mental health problems through adolescence and young adulthood

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