Two years ago, Joy thought she would have a quiet Christmas while she waited for the birth of her second baby in February. But when she began haemorrhaging dangerously in mid-November, little Charlie was born by emergency C-section at only 24 weeks. He weighed just 760 grams. Read Joy's letter here.
Meet mum Áine who tells her story about baby May who was born during the lockdown last Spring. Read more here.
Thanks to you and the hundreds of NMH Foundation’s amazing supporters just like you, vital work and projects focussed on keeping women and babies safe were made possible throughout the last 6 months. Read more here.
Globally 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely. Dr Emma Dunne’s research project centers on the prevention of hypothermia in newborn preterm babies. Watch the video here.
I had Phoebe in 2014 in NMH so then when the time came to want to go ahead with another pregnancy there was not anywhere else I would even dream of going, even though I live in the middle of nowhere in Wicklow. Read the full story here.
It's a normal life event in extraordinary times. Here's Lorna, a midwife at the NMH who shares why she loves her job and how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted her role. Watch the video here.
My complications started when I was 17 weeks pregnant - my waters ruptured around Josh. I was pregnant with twins and the risks were mounting. It was decided to put me on bed rest; I spent 7 weeks attending the day ward twice a week and monitoring my vitals at home – pulse and temperature every 4 hours to look for signs of infection. Read the full story here.