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I had a healthy pregnancy and there was no clue that my birth would be anything other than straightforward. What actually happened, however, was my worst nightmare.

I had a healthy pregnancy and there was no clue that my birth would be anything other than straightforward. What actually happened, however, was my worst nightmare.

News   •   Jan 18, 2019 14:01 GMT

Jemma was in labour for 24 hours before her son, Alfie, entered the world. Although he was born healthy and breathing, things soon took a turn for the worst when Alfie started having seizures. He was separated from his Mum and rushed to Cambridge for specialist cooling treatment. During his time in hospital, we supported Dad Luke and Grandma Donna in Chestnut House.

Without the charity’s help, finding a way to keep our family together would’ve been incredibly hard.

Without the charity’s help, finding a way to keep our family together would’ve been incredibly hard.

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 11:49 GMT

Harvey is looking forward to celebrating his first Christmas with his parents at home after a traumatic start to life. Emily and Chris, from Upper Cambourne, share their story in support of The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Appeal.

We can’t wait to celebrate a worry free Christmas with the twins this year, excited that in just a few months they will be welcoming their new baby brother or sister into the world!

We can’t wait to celebrate a worry free Christmas with the twins this year, excited that in just a few months they will be welcoming their new baby brother or sister into the world!

News   •   Dec 04, 2018 16:19 GMT

Ruby Price went into labour just 23 weeks into her pregnancy and was rushed to from Southend Hospital to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge where she gave birth five days later. Leighton weighed 1lb 6oz and Lola only 1lb 2oz. Doctors warned the traumatised parents that there was a strong chance they would lose both babies. Miraculously, against all odds, they pulled through!

In the middle of the night, when I couldn’t sleep, I was able to express and take milk up to Leo on the ward and would sit with him so he knew he wasn’t alone.

In the middle of the night, when I couldn’t sleep, I was able to express and take milk up to Leo on the ward and would sit with him so he knew he wasn’t alone.

News   •   Nov 20, 2018 11:02 GMT

After a very long labour baby Leo suffered from a pneumothorax when he took his first breath. He required lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital, an hour away from the family's home. His parents and older brother, Jenson, stayed in Chestnut House for five days whilst he recovered and Leo made it home when he was 12 days old. He turned one year old in May this year.

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