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EBA funds new nursing chairs for the units and cot mobile

EBA funds new nursing chairs for the units and cot mobile

Published 20th October 2020

One of the important things we are able to do is provide the units with items they need to help improve the baby and parent experience. We have recently purchased a new bright and colourful cot mobile for Nursery 3 at TMBU, and have also funded the purchase of 14 Tucson clinical reclining relax chairs. […] READ MORE

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020 – Final Thoughts

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020  – Final Thoughts

Published 15th October 2020

We just wanted to leave this here to finish off this evening and Baby Loss Awareness Week. We hope that the sharing of stories and links has helped to break the silence and offered some support, but are also aware that this approach may not be for everyone, and that’s absolutely fine too. As always, […] READ MORE

Wave of Light – 7pm 15.10.20

Wave of Light  – 7pm 15.10.20

Published 15th October 2020

💛 Thinking of all the babies gone too soon, and their families and everyone effected. Join us in lighting a candle at 7pm this evening, whilst remembering all the precious little lives that have been lost.💛 For further support and information please visit  https://babyloss-awareness.org/for-bereaved-parents-families/ https://www.earlybirth.co.uk/sources-of-support/ https://www.oscarswishfoundation.co.uk https://sands.org.uk READ MORE

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Hannah Pontillo – Trying To Navigate Life After Baby Loss

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Hannah Pontillo – Trying To Navigate Life After Baby Loss

Published 15th October 2020

We wanted to share a link to a website hannahpontillo.com which has been created by mum Hannah Pontillo. Her son Dexy Jude Pontillo was stillborn in 2018 at 36 weeks and five days. After Dexy died Hannah started up a blog to tell her story and also to provide other bereaved parents a place to go to […] READ MORE

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Griogair’s Way

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Griogair’s Way

Published 14th October 2020

We wanted to share a link to a website www.griogairsway.com which was created by mum Isobel Crowe in memory of her son Griogair who was born 8th July 2015 & died September 1st 2015.  Griogair was treated in the Trevor Mann Baby Unit. The website was created by Griogair’s parents with other families in mind […] READ MORE

Baby Loss Awareness Week on TMBU

Baby Loss Awareness Week on TMBU

Published 14th October 2020

We wanted to share these photos kindly supplied by one of the nurses from TMBU of a display on the unit for Baby Loss Awareness Week.  She also provided us with some photos of new bereavement cupboards for the Quiet Room and the inkless/clay hand and footprint kits the EBA has been able to fund for […] READ MORE

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Tilly

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Tilly

Published 13th October 2020

This evening we want to share a piece written by our committee member Jemma Roberts about her beautiful daughter Tilly. Thank you to Jemma for finding the courage to share her story. ***Some may find this distressing so this post comes with a trigger warning, please read at your own discretion.** “Our daughter Tilly was […] READ MORE

Quiet Room

Quiet Room

Published 12th October 2020

With Baby Loss Awareness week in mind, we wanted to talk about the Quiet Room at The Trevor Mann Baby Unit again, which was generously paid for by supporters of The Early Birth Association. The EBA campaigned for such a facility following feedback from members, parents and families who have spent time with their babies at […] READ MORE

World Mental Health Day and the impact of having a baby on a Neonatal Unit on mental health.

World Mental Health Day and the impact of having a baby on a Neonatal Unit on mental health.

Published 10th October 2020

Today is World Mental Health Day.  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day.   Julie from the EBA Committee has written about how her experiences of having her babies in neonatal units effected her mental health. For further support around issues with mental health please see https://www.earlybirth.co.uk/sources-of-support/ “I’ve experienced what I would describe as serious, ‘I’m really losing the plot here […] READ MORE

Living with Loss

Living with Loss

Published 9th October 2020

We wanted to share over the coming days some incredibly brave parents stories. We thank you for finding the courage to share your stories. ***Some may find this distressing so this post comes with a trigger warning, please read at your own discretion.** This evening we wanted to share a heartfelt piece written by one of […] READ MORE


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