All posts by Finisterre

National Premature Birth Awareness Week

November 28, 2008 No Comments »

November 24-30 is Austprem’s National Premature Birth Awareness Week . Their aim is to increase awareness amongst ALL pregnant women of the signs and symptoms leading to premature birth. I knew absolutely nothing about preterm birth before Talia was born, ... Read More »

Reading to your baby

October 16, 2008 No Comments »

Some parents read aloud to their baby in the NICU. It is the sound of the parent’s voice and not the subject matter that is important, so you can read anything you like. The nurses at KEMH told me about ... Read More »

Talia at 18 months

October 1, 2008 No Comments »

Doesn’t time fly? It’s hard to imagine that a year ago this gorgeous almost-toddler was almost failing to thrive, and I was struggling with post-natal depression as a result. Talia at 18 months Now she’s a little above the 10th ... Read More »

Happy Father’s Day

September 7, 2008 No Comments »

Father’s Day: the media is full of images of happy, healthy children rushing to give their much-loved if slightly hopeless father a blokey gift, but when your little one is still in hospital the stereotypes are meaningless and all you ... Read More »

Pre-Eclampsia Awareness Week

August 30, 2008 No Comments »

I just discovered that this week is Pre-Eclampsia Awareness Week. I had never even heard of pre-eclampsia until a friend of mine told me it was the reason she needed to have her baby delivered 8 weeks early, four years ... Read More »