Our children are a blessing and such a joy, and both have a very cheeky nature – probably a great personality trait to have for the years ahead. But it would be untrue to say that life has not been extremely tough for us all.
“Our twins are a double blessing. But Mungo was no free gift. My twin 2 was a priceless timebomb, a huge risk with the ultimate prize, if we could time it right. In terms of prematurity, twins are double jeopardy. They are extra small; extra likely to be born early; extra likely to be born very very early. “
Finn was born suddenly at 28 weeks and intubated and incubated for the first weeks of his life. We took photographs every day because every day might be the last.
The two medical research charities have teamed up to fund research projects to prevent premature birth and improve the lives of mothers and their babies.
Borne Ambassadors Dean and Sarah Mumm are fundraising for a scientific collaboration between Borne and HMRI in Australia.
After losing a baby at 17 weeks, Charlotte had little hope she would ever become a mother. In this blog, she talks about joining Borne’s research study when pregnant with her daughter.
Inspired by Jason Fox and her own experience with prematurity, 19-year-old Frances is raising money for Borne by hiking 84 miles to Hadrian’s Wall.
Nicola shares the harrowing journey of giving birth prematurely to daughter Edie at only 23 weeks and one day, and what she has learned from it.
Performances on the night included artists from the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, BalletBoyz, Sir Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Strictly Come Dancing.