To start a conversation about prematurity, preterm babies and the often continuing struggle they and their families have to face, we decided to create our own blog. We invite you to have a look for more information about our charity, our research, preterm birth information and testimonies, so please to do not hesitate to share, ask, talk or debate.
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Development - by Fiona Mylchreest
I always got a bit mixed up with biology and evolution and the story of God creating the world. I could see a resemblance between people and apes which made it all sort of plausible; the seven days seemed a bit far fetched and I didn't see where the dinosaurs fitted in. With my children, it's been endlessly fascinating: I've stared and stared at my babies and wondered about genes and evolution and how babies grow. Read more...
My Little Big Fighter - by Clare Howcroft
My second child Tommy was a premature baby. Not incredibly so - he wasn't one of the teeny tiny tubed babies that you see on the Borne website, but he is proof that being born any amount early is too early. Keen to come into this world, I fell pregnant with Tommy almost immediately after deciding to provide his older brother with a sibling. Unfortunately, I had tremendously bad issues with my pelvis from around 7 months of pregnancy Read more...
Profile of a Borne PhD Student
AnnieBelle is a Lebanese licensed dietician and a PhD student at Imperial College. She is working on a project that links nutrition to pregnancy complications, preterm labour and fetal development with Borne Founder Professor Mark Johnson and Borne Collaborator Professor Michael Crawford. In 2010, she gained her master's degree in Public Health Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Read more...
Unlocking Professor Mark Johnson’s mind
Professor Mark Johnson co-founded Borne – a premature baby medical research charity based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London in 2013. When he is not busy fundraising for his cause, Professor Johnson is in the Labour Ward delivering babies, researching in Borne’s labs with his PhD students or spending time with his family. Read more...