My parents story of #misCOURAGE

My parents did not have it easy to say the least when trying for children I was number 8 and I am an only child.

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November 2016

Danielle

So this is my parents story. 

My parents did not have it easy to say the least when trying for children I was number 8 and I am an only child. 

They had to go through some horrendous times having still births and loosing a little one a few hours after she was born. 

How they went through what they did is beyond me, but I am thankful that they did.

In 1982 they finally got what they had wished for....

My mum was admitted to The Royal London hospital (again) from the 12th week of pregnancy and put on strict bed rest. Which lasted for 16 weeks - she was never allowed to wander around or wear anything but a hospital gown and stockings.

After many attempts/procedures in previous weeks to stop me arriving so soon I was born at 26 weeks fortunately the whole team of consultants, midwives & nurses were ready and waiting my arrival!

I weighed just 2lb2oz (a bag of sugar) and fitted into my dads hands.

I never needed a ventilator and fortunately never had any major complications/problems like some of the little ones on the ward with me.

Finally in October the day came I was allowed to go home weighing just 5lbs after just 6 weeks in hospital.

I'm sure my parents thought they would never get to see this day.

I know they won't mind me sharing this with you all. I feel now as a Mum myself, who also lost one little one but was lucky enough to go into have two healthy babies, that the time has come when they need to be told how amazing they really are.

Thank you for allowing this.

Dani xx

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