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Celebrating a loved one’s pregnancy is more than just about attending a baby shower or sending a thoughtful gift. Supporting pregnant women in birth and motherhood is so important – especially during the pandemic — but it can be challenging, too.
We are incredibly proud that some of our very own Borne-funded scientists are playing a key role in this advancement of knowledge – particularly in relation to the relationships between COVID-19 and pregnancy. Here, we share with you some reassuring and informative resources from Borne-funded reproductive immunologist, Dr. Viki Male.
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.