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James and Connor

James and Connor were born at 29 weeks by emergency c-section - they turn 10 this year! Here is their story as told by mum Emma.


Baby Jude

Kerrie was admitted into Birmingham Women's Hospital due to absent bloodflow through her umbilical cord. Soon after, Kerrie and I were shown around the neonatal unit to try and help us deal with what would happen when our baby Jude was born.



Baby KrishKrish

Krish decided he couldn't hang on any more and entered the world at 28 weeks and 3 days. We knew he would come early but not this early!


Baby TobyOur son Toby was born three and a half months early, for no apparent reason and with no time to prepare, weighing 1lb 14oz (860g). He was cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Walsgrave for the first three months of his life.


Our daughter Imogen was born at 27 weeks by emergency caesarian section at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. She weighed just 2lb 2oz (990g) due to Mummy suffering from pre-eclampsia.


We had the happy news I was pregnant again and were very surprised to discover it was a boy (no one in my family has boys!) but there was more news to follow: our baby had a large gap in his oesophagus and potentially other health problems too.


Our son Arvir was born unexpectedly at 23 weeks and 4 days, weighing 1lb 5oz (580g). He was extremely premature and we were told he had less than a 20% chance of surviving longer than two weeks.

Tell your child's story

Would you like to tell the story of your child and their time on the baby unit at University Hospitals Coventry or George Eliot Hospital?

We are looking for a few paragraphs with your story from before, during and after your time on the ward, along with any nice photos you might have.

We will only use your child's first name - not their surname or other identifying information.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your story with other parents. Thank you.

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