Ahead of Father’s Day, we spoke to David Madoc-Jones about the birth of his daughter Edie at 23 weeks and how he coped with the experience.
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 got an email at work from Nicola, asking if I had left for home yet. I knew something was wrong.
Borne Patron, Will Greenwood MBE is no stranger to extreme challenges. Having previously climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the charity, he’s now taking on the North Pole, despite hating the cold!
Business leader Uzi Yemin is swapping the boardroom for the frozen Arctic ocean with purpose.
It seemed like a joke at first but then Fiona’s husband decided he really was going to walk to the North Pole for Borne.
We met up with renowned explorer Alan Chambers MBE, as he prepares to pack his sled for his 15th expedition to lead our team on the Borne Arctic Challenge.
We spoke to Nihad Abdelaziz, the first patient to be recruited for Borne’s clinical trial programme for pregnant women.
To commemorate Mother’s Day 2018, a mum writes about her daughter’s unexpected preterm arrival and the rollercoaster journey they have all been on.
In the first of our Borne Arctic Challenge blogs, we talk to team member Georgie Breitmeyer about how she’s preparing for the expedition.
I have five fabulous children. That’s the happiness. All five were born prematurely, which sounds crazy, I know. But the thing is, we never knew why.
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.
Rugby legend Will Greenwood and his wife Caro share their heart-breaking story and their reasons for supporting Borne.
Hollywood actor Alistair Petrie and his wife Lucy discusses the premature birth of their twin boys, and what can be done to address what we do not know about the causes premature birth.
2017’s Wonderland Dinner was held on the eve of World Prematurity Day, 16 November 2017. The event took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue and saw hundreds of guests and longstanding supporters of Borne come together to raise awareness and funds for our pioneering research. The biennial gala is a highlight in Borne’s events calendar and […]
Our annual Borne Golf Day took place on 4th October 2017 and we were delighted to have exclusive use of Sunningdale Golf Club. With beautiful surroundings and a challenging 18-hole course, it was a fantastic day of sport to raise funds for Borne. Rugby legend Will Greenwood hosted the event, along with Borne Trustee and keen golfer […]
On the 19th May, we were honoured to be part of Eaton House Belgravia’s annual gala, an event that has run for the past 10 years. Each year, the school fundraising committee comes together to put on a spectacular event to raise money for charity. This year, we were lucky enough to be chosen along with […]
Mother’s Day may only come around once a year, but here at Borne we know a mother works hard to support, protect and nurture her children every single day. From the little moments shared at home to the big celebrations enjoyed together, the maternal bond is always present. So today we would like to show […]
This week marks British Science Week, during which we acknowledge the contributions of those who dedicate their lives to science, whilst last week saw the celebration of International Women’s Day. Women’s accomplishments, particularly in science, can often be forgotten from our History books, so today I would like to share with you one female scientist’s […]
Last week was Borne to Dance. The Borne team, including my husband, have been planning this for months and it was spectacular: Reubens on the ceiling, the best of British dance on the stage and table after table of people who give their time, talents and treasure to Borne. Julian tried to blag our way […]
It’s Pancake Day! This is a church tradition to use up all the rich ingredients before Lent. These luxuries – eggs and oil and dairy – seem to us relatively healthy; nowadays the forty-day Lenten sacrifice is usually coffee, chocolate or alcohol. It’s a bit like pregnancy; 40 weeks of moderation, maybe giving up something […]
My second baby was due on St.Valentine’s Day. I flirted with the idea of giving him or her Valentine as a middle name. It was silly really, but it seemed a special day to be born and V was quite a nice initial.
Dr Francois Sousa dos Santos, Borne PhD student, has been working as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainee in East London for the past three years. Originally from Portugal, he has recently moved to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to join Professor Mark Johnson’s research team at Borne to study the effect of heart disease on pregnancy. Besides undertaking […]
With the end of January marking Chinese New Year, billions celebrated the year of the rooster according to the Chinese Zodiac. Throughout 2017, over 17 million babies will be born in China and, according to the legend of the rooster, are predicted to be talkative, open, honest, and loyal characters.
In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jnr made his I have a dream speech, about true equality, about an end to racism and violence, about black and white people living in harmony. This is a very premature diamond anniversary, but that’s not why I’m writing about it on a prematurity blog. MLK argued that the […]
Around the world, 15 million babies are born too soon. Unfortunately, 1 million will not survive and those who do, will suffer lifelong consequences throughout their lives. They will live with physical and mental disabilities: learning difficulties, visual and hearing problems and sometimes autism. But last month, good news came for parents and families of preterm […]
A testimony about pre-eclampsia, a condition that affects some pregnant women during the 2nd half of their pregnancy or after their baby is delivered.
“When people talk about a baby’s first Christmas, they don’t mean in hospital.”
Why do premature babies grow as they do? Fiona Mylchreest, mother of five and wife of Borne Chairman, reflects on her children’s experience.
How can HIV disrupt the immune system and affect pregnancy outcomes? We spoke to Borne PhD student Alex Cocker.
My second child Tommy was a premature baby. Not incredibly so – he wasn’t a teeny tiny tubed baby. But he is proof that being born any amount early is too early.
With the brain, the pregnant uterus is one of the only remaining organs where there is scientific disagreement on how they actually work. Why?
Nutrition before and during pregnancy can have a real impact on preterm birth. We speak to AnnieBelle, PhD student at Borne, about her work.
I remember vividly one terrifying incident in NICU. I can still feel the sweet stickiness of blood on my fingers; I can feel the tension even writing about it.
Fiona Mylchreest, mother of five and wife of Borne Chairman, shares her experiences of her first born child Cormack, who was born prematurely.
We borrowed Professor Mark Johnson to ask him why he decided to found Borne and focus his research on premature birth.