NMH Family Stories

Our incredible NMH Family đź’•


Mum Catriona' shares her personal story of ups and downs in a video that you can watch here.

Sinéad & Paddy

Sinéad and Paddy’s journey with us started that day, and their story is one of terrible loss and sorrow, but it is also one of hope, and joy, and family and love, and they wanted us to share their story with you this Christmas. Click to read their story here.

Remembering Ayla 💗💙 🦋

Nadine and Conor have experienced the deliveries of two beautiful children here in The National Maternity Hospital. They have kindly shared their story in order to support the work of the NMH Foundation and to reach out to other families who have experienced the loss of a beloved baby. Read Nadine and Conor's full story here.


“Mabel is my first baby and she made an entrance we’d never forget!" Read Amber's story here.


"I was worried as I could not feel my baby move." 

"I can’t thank the doctors and midwives in the NICU enough for what they do." Read Lizzy's full story here.


My own family is only here because of them. My beautiful twin girls, Fíadh and Mila. It’s humbling to the heart just to see and hear them. I look forward to getting home from work. It’s the best part of the day. Read Megan's full story 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 Sarah's full story here.


"We were obviously ecstatic to fall pregnant with Cara in 2021, however, it was a very emotional and anxious journey."  Read Cara's full story here.


Last year baby Fionn was about to spend his very first Christmas fighting for his tiny life. Maria and Keith felt like they had already been through the mill to get this far. But Fionn was so small, so fragile and needed so much care, his journey was only just beginning. Read Maria's letter here.


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.


Jack needed to fly before he was 24-hours-old!

“When I was in labour until early morning in September, the midwives noticed an irregular heartbeat and rushed me down for an emergency section." Read Jack's full story here.


In February this year our beautiful daughter, Florence, was born, though she sadly never got to take a breath or open her eyes. 

Read Florence’s full story 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 Rachel's full story here.



"Darcy was born the day lockdown was announced, we’ll never forget your birthday!" Read Darcy's story here.