• Mum ‘started crying’ when ultrasound revealed her baby had no arms or legs – News Live
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    Mum ‘started crying’ when ultrasound revealed her baby had no arms or legs – News Live

     A baby born without arms and legs has defied doctors who said he would not survive  RJ Wilson’s mum Jasmine Self booked a termination after discovering her baby’s limbs were not developing in the womb – but decided not to go through with it  Jasmine, 24, was five months pregnant when an ultrasound revealed her son had a rare genetic condition called tetra-amelia, which is characterised by the absence of all four limbs and can also cause severe malformations of the body’s organs  Jasmine, a hotel receptionist, made the tough decision to continue with her pregnancy with the support of her boyfriend Rondell Wilson, 30, but was forced to deliver…

  • Mum’s heartbreaking pictures of stillborn baby who died after horror car crash – Daily News
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    Mum’s heartbreaking pictures of stillborn baby who died after horror car crash – Daily News

     A devastated expectant mother lost her unborn baby in a horror car crash after she hit a pothole in the road  Nicole Chahal, from Hildenborough, Kent was just weeks away from her due date at 34 weeks pregnant when she sustained a shattered pelvis, snapped femur and broken ribs, after her car flipped over and ploughed upside down into a tree  She said: “It was traumatic, so bad mentally. I couldn’t get my head around it. I still can’t ”  The 32-year-old was driving on a country road in Hildenborough in February when her vehicle was overturned   She was rushed to hospital for an emergency Caesarean section – but…

  • Mum shares devastating photos of her stillborn baby boy with warning to women – Daily News
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    Mum shares devastating photos of her stillborn baby boy with warning to women – Daily News

     A mum has shared heart-wrenching photos of the moment she gave birth to her stillborn baby boy after his heart stopped beating at 32 weeks  Kristy Watson, from Victoria in Australia, made the decision to post the photos on Facebook in the hope that “no mother, no family ever has to go through the pain, heartbreak and loss” she has suffered  The 20-year-old cafe worker said it was difficult to come to terms with being pregnant as a single mum, following three difficult miscarriages, but calls it the “most beautiful experience”  She praised her body for being strong enough to carry a baby when she didn’t believe she could, but…

  • Mum shares heartbreaking images of stillborn baby to help other grieving parents
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    Mum shares heartbreaking images of stillborn baby to help other grieving parents

    A devastated mum has shared heartbreaking pictures of her stillborn daughter – in the hope it can help other grieving parents. Stacey Alliston’s daughter Lois was stillborn in August last year after little more than 36 weeks of pregnancy. Stacey was rushed into intensive care after experiencing complications, Essex Live reports. She said: “Nothing is worse than the day you find out you’ve lost your child.” The distraught mum, from Basildon, suffered a severe placental abruption just two days after a healthy baby scan. She and her partner, Terry Brown, received support “beyond words” from the midwives at Broomfield Hospital and now they want to help other families suffering with…

  • Newborn Hearing Screening
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    Newborn Hearing Screening

    Every year one to two babies in every thousand are born with a hearing loss in one or both ears. It is important to establish whether a baby can hear because early identification is known to be important for the development of the child. The sooner we know a baby has a hearing loss, the sooner we can provide the help and support needed for both baby and parents. The Newborn Hearing Screen is offered during your stay in hospital. When a member of the hearing screening team will visit you to discuss the screen and to answer any questions that you may have. It is now possible to screen…