Who Is Who

The People involved in your baby’s life. Neonatologist – A Paediatrician who has had extra training and deals specifically with newborn babies in an Intensive Care situation. Paediatrician – A doctor who specializes in Babies and Children. Resident – A...

The NICU

The NICU – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Walking into the NICU the very first time is like walking into a totally different world. This is a world that most people never imagine exists. The world of tiny tiny babies attached...

Photo Tips

Photo Tips These are just some tips we learnt while our daughter was in the ICU and in talking to other parents and looking at other baby’s photos. If you have any good ideas you would like to share with...

Capturing The Memories

Creating the memories You have just a premature baby, maybe he is 16 weeks early or maybe she was born only 4 weeks early. Each and every baby is special and our premature babies are even more so. And like...

Your Feelings

When it all goes wrong. Pregnancy and childbirth are just a normal part of life. We are conditioned into believing that you decide when you want to fall pregnant, and it will happen, maybe not straight away but within a...

Statistics

  Statistics For Premature Births In Queensland 2000   Total Live Births – 48 960 Premature Births – 3 876   By Gestation   By Birth Weight   Disability Statistics     The primary aim of PIPA is to provide...

Incompetent Cervix

Incompetent Cervix In a normal pregnancy, the cervix remains tightly shut throughout the pregnancy sealed with a mucus plug. This means your growing baby is held safe and secure in your uterus. However, a cervix that is “incompetent” cannot handle...

PROM

Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) The rupture of the amniotic sac prior to the start of labour is called a PROM. As part of a full term delivery, this rupturing of the membrane is a natural part of the delivery....

Placental Problems

Placenta Praevia Placenta Praevia happens when the Placenta forms unusually low in the uterus and covers all or part of the cervix. The first sign that there is a problem is bright red bleeding, painless bleeding that occurs between the...

HELLP

HELLP I tell people my pregnancy problem was pre-eclampsia plus lots extra. HELLP has all the symptoms of Pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure, protein in the urine, oedema (fluid retention and swelling) but also develops severe blood and liver problems. The...

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