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Happy 39th Birthday to the EBA!!!🤩🥳🎂

Happy 39th Birthday to the EBA!!!🤩🥳🎂

Published 20th May 2022

Today is a special day! We turn 39! 🤩🥳🎂 The Early Birth Association was formed on the 20th May 1983 with the help and advice of a Consultant Paediatrician who was aware of the need to offer practical help and support to parents going through an extremely difficult time when their babies are in hospital. […] READ MORE

What we do Wednesday – funding vital medical equipment. Techotherm cooling mattress.

What we do Wednesday – funding vital medical equipment. Techotherm cooling mattress.

Published 18th May 2022

What we do Wednesday – funding vital medical equipment. Thanks to your support, fundraising and generous donations we have been able to purchase a new Tecotherm cooling mattress for the Special Care Baby Unit at PRH in Haywards Heath. This special system delivers therapeutic hypothermia which is a recognised treatment for infants with hypoxic ischaemic […] READ MORE

Thank you to the Sussex Lodge Freemasons

Thank you to the Sussex Lodge Freemasons

Published 17th May 2022

We’d like to say a very big THANK YOU to the Sussex Lodge Freemasons who have donated funds for us to purchase a list of items the unit asked for.🙌 These items include: – a display bookshelf (for the parents’ room, so that children’s and adult self-help books can be easily available)
 – a Canon […] READ MORE

Kangaroo Care International Awareness Day 2022! 🦘💛

Kangaroo Care International Awareness Day 2022! 🦘💛

Published 15th May 2022

It is Kangaroo Care International Awareness Day 2022! Kangaroo care is a technique of newborn care where babies are kept chest-to-chest and skin-to-skin with a parent. This is especially important for babies in TMBU and SCBU at PRH. Benefits of kangaroo care include: 🦘Stabilisation of the babies’ heart rate. 🦘Improved (more regular) breathing pattern. 🦘Improved […] READ MORE

International Nurses Day 2022

International Nurses Day 2022

Published 12th May 2022

Its International Nurses Day! This day is celebrated around the world every year on 12th May, which is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. We’d like to give an extra big shout out and say a huge thank you to the nurses on the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton and SCBU at The Princess […] READ MORE

What we do Wednesday! ☺️ – supporting the staff

What we do Wednesday! ☺️ – supporting the staff

Published 11th May 2022

What we do Wednesday! ☺️ As a charity, the EBA doesn’t just support the parents and babies on the unit, we also support the staff too! We have provided things such as food treats, Christmas gifts and hand cream. We have also helped to fund the MIND clinic counselling sessions for staff members and training […] READ MORE

Mental Health Awareness week – blog post from an EBA Committee Member

Mental Health Awareness week – blog post from an EBA Committee Member

Published 10th May 2022

Julie from the EBA Committee has written about how her experiences of having a baby in a neonatal unit effected her mental health below. For further support around issues with mental health please see the Help and Support section on our website. For help and information about finding a qualified and registered therapist or counsellor […] READ MORE

Nicola, Darcy and Ellis

Nicola, Darcy and Ellis

Published 10th May 2022

With not long to go until the magical evening of our Midsummer Night’s Dream Ball, midsummernight.eventbrite.co.uk, we’d like to share a piece written by Nicola, who is one of our EBA committee members and our secretary, about her and her partner Darcy’s experiences when their son was born very prematurely. ‘Our son Ellis was born […] READ MORE

Mental Health Awareness week

Mental Health Awareness week

Published 9th May 2022

Its Mental Health Awareness Week from 9 to 15 May 2022. The official theme is ‘loneliness’.  Having a premature or unwell baby in a neonatal unit can feel a very lonely and isolating experience.  This can take an inevitable toll on your mental health.  We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that you […] READ MORE

Fundraising Friday! Thank you to Charlotte Pocock!

Fundraising Friday!  Thank you to Charlotte Pocock!

Published 6th May 2022

Fundraising Friday! Update! We’d like to say a big thank you to Charlotte Pocock, who completed her 60 mile sponsored walk with her son Teddy in April. They raised a brilliant £508 for the EBA! Thank you so much Charlotte, this will help to make such a positive difference in helping to supply the units […] READ MORE


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