Finn’s Story – by Fiona Mylchreest

Finn’s Story – by Fiona Mylchreest To mark her first son Finn’s 21st birthday, Fiona reflects on his premature birth and the implications it has had on his life. Last week we celebrated the joy of having our son in our lives for twenty-one years. We...

Claire and Alex’s Story

CLAIRE AND ALEX’S STORY Claire and Alex lost their first daughter, Sylvie, because she was born too soon. Claire was young and healthy – there was nothing to indicate that she was at risk of premature labour. And once it became clear, it was too late. Your...

Charlotte, Jamie & Molly’s Story

CHARLOTTE, JAMIE & MOLLY’S STORY Since November 2017, Borne has been running ProgrAm, a clinical study of the use of aminophylline with progesterone to delay the onset of preterm labour. Currently ProgrAm is testing the tolerability of the drug. Charlotte, one of...

Hope beyond baby loss: Nishul and Chandrika’s story

Hope beyond baby loss: Nishul and Chandrika’s story Nishul and Chandrika were parents to premature twin daughters in 2016. When Chandrika became pregnant again, she took part in a Borne-funded feasibility trial of a new drug to prolong labour and prevent preterm...

10-year-old girls raise £1,500 in a triathlon for Borne

10-year-old girls raise an amazing £1,500 in a triathlon for Borne Ten-year-old Lois and Freya aren’t afraid of a challenge. In August, they completed their first triathlon and raised an amazing £,1500 in support of Borne’s research into premature birth. On a break...

Life in the NICU: A Father’s Perspective

Coping with life in the NICU: A father’s perspective Ahead of Father’s Day, we spoke to David Madoc-Jones about the birth of his daughter Edie at 23 weeks + 4 days and how he coped with the experience. On 2 February 2017, Edie came into our lives after 23 weeks...

David and Nicola’s Story

David and Nicola’s Story David shares his terrifying experience of when his wife Nicola went into labour at just 23 weeks. Everything had been going well. My wife Nicola had had a 20-week scan, and everything looked healthy. And then one night in late January, I...

Nihad’s Story

Nihad’s Story Nihad Abdelaziz is the first patient to be recruited for Borne’s initial clinical trial programme for pregnant women. The programme will test a combination of cAMP agonist, aminophylline, with progesterone as a potential treatment to delay the...

Kathleen’s Story

A Heart as Strong as a Lion: Kathleen’s Story To commemorate Mother’s Day 2018, Kathleen Brooks writes about her daughter’s unexpected preterm arrival. My story begins on 26 November 2017 when I was 22 weeks pregnant. I was driving my son to a birthday party...

Will And Caro Greenwood’s Story

WILL AND CARO GREENWOOD’S STORY Rugby legend Will Greenwood and his wife Caro share their heart-breaking story and their reasons for supporting Borne. Your support can help us to invest in groundbreaking research, so that no parent has to experience what Will and Caro...

“My Fabulous Five” – by Fiona Mylchreest

“My Fabulous Five” – by Fiona Mylchreest Fiona is the mother of five children – all of whom were born prematurely. Here, she talks about what this means for their family and the frustration of not knowing why. I have five fabulous children....

Dean and Sarah Mumm’s Story

DEAN AND SARAH MUMM’S STORY Australian rugby captain Dean Mumm and his wife Sarah are parents to three children, but only get to raise one. They tell their poignant story of the premature birth of their three children. Your support can help us to invest in...

Alistair & Lucy Petrie’s Story

ALISTAIR AND LUCY PETRIE’S STORY Hollywood actor Alistair Petrie and his wife Lucy discuss the premature birth of their twin boys, and what can be done to address what we do not know about the causes of premature birth. Your support can help us to invest in...

“Please, be my Valentine” – by Fiona Mylchreest

“Please, be my Valentine” – by Fiona Mylchreest Fiona recounts the story of the lead-up to the birth of her second child, who was due on Valentine’s Day. My second baby was due on St.Valentine’s Day. I flirted with the idea of giving him or her...

Christmas in the NICU – by Fiona Mylchreest

Christmas in the NICU – by Fiona Mylchreest Fiona talks about her first Christmas with her first born, Finn, who was born prematurely. There was a time we thought Finn would be in NICU for Christmas. Not so surprising, you might think, considering he was due in...

How premature babies grow – by Fiona Mylchreest

How premature babies grow – by Fiona Mylchreest Why do premature babies grow as they do? Fiona Mylchreest, mother of five and wife of Borne Chairman, reflects on her children’s experiences. I always got a bit mixed up with biology and evolution and the story of...

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