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.
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, I got an email at work.
To commemorate Mother’s Day, a mother writes about her daughter’s unexpected preterm arrival and the roller coaster journey they have been on.
“When people talk about a baby’s first Christmas, they don’t mean in hospital.”
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.