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Fundraising for Matthew

Dad Sam was so grateful for the support and care his family received after the birth of his son Matthew, that he chose to have a birthday fundraiser as a way to say thank you. Here Sam shares his story and how Matthew, who was born with bilateral talipes (club

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It’s doubly hard with twins

It’s doubly challenging having twin prems. Mum Amy shares her story of her 30 week twins Ollie and Riley and how they got through serious complications, surgeries and separation. At just 6 weeks pregnant I went for my dating scan little beknown to me the shock I was in for,

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Anakin’s Story

Our little treasure Anakin’s due date is this week, which is still an emotional time for us even 2 years on. He was born weighing just 1 kg at 30 weeks, miraculously surviving threatened miscarriages from 17 weeks and then my waters breaking at 23 weeks from Influenza A. After

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Jessica and Evanna’s Story

Sometime in July, 19 weeks pregnant, I woke to my 2 year old at 6am knowing she just wanted a cuddle I picked her up and took her to back to my bed. I sat her down and all of a sudden I felt water gush out of me, I

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Indiana and Jackson’s Story

On the 2nd of May 2017 I had finished my shift at work, picked my daughter up from daycare and headed home. That night I went to bed early and at 9pm I awoke to find my bed wet. I brushed it off, changed my sheets and went back to

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Josh’s Story

I thought I’d share my son’s story, he is exceptional in every manner of the word. Joshua Chester. Born 12 weeks premature @ 990g on 6/7/15. The NICU saw 2 infections, necrotizing enterocolitis, chronic lung disease, 4 blood transfusions, beginning stages of retinopathy, bicuspid aortic valve, enlarged aortic root, cardio

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Nina’s Story

Hi, my name is Keira and our little treasure Nina was born 3 months early and spent 68 days in the neonatal ward at The Mercy hospital in Melbourne. She was on CPAP, high flow, low flow and finally spent a very long time fattening up (in the “Fat Farm”!)

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Lincoln

Lincoln entered the world feet first on on 30 June 2013. Mum’s waters broke and Mum was flown to The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. 24 hours later Lincoln arrived decided to beat a c-secton and entered the world as a footling breech. Lincoln spent 12 days in the nicu

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Emily’s Story

Emily was born at Monash Hospital at 27 weeks gestation following Premature Rupture of Membranes. I was on holidays in Venus Bay with my husband and our two year old son when my waters broke in the early hours of the morning. We first drove to Leongatha Hospital, and I

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