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27 Weeks

Gratitude and giving back

Kerry is a peer-support volunteer with our NICU Connections Facebook groups. It was her experience of having daughter Emily at 27 weeks, that inspired her to reach out and support others in facing the prem parenting journey. Emily is now 14, so Kerry has a wealth of knowledge to share

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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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Bernadette Michael

My name is Bernadette Michael. I was born at Westmead Public Hospital 27 years ago, via emergency caesarean section at 27 weeks gestation, and weighing just 630grams. I am the eldest of three girls. My mother had Placenta Praevia. I was in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for over

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Ronan

At 12.50am on the 17th of March, 2006, my husband Mark and I welcomed our very premature son, Ronan into the world at just 27 weeks gestation. This was a day of joy, excitement & celebration but also great concern about the road ahead. My whole pregnancy was trouble free

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Luke

Although it’s been over 7 years, I still remember the events leading to Luke’s birth on 27 Feb 2003. My pregnancy was going fine, not too different from when I was pregnant with my daughter Maya. I was about 6 months pregnant and had invited a few of my friends

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