AGAINST THE ODDS Mum planned her baby’s funeral after being told he’d be stillborn when her waters broke at 18 weeks… but gave birth to a healthy son thanks to advice from FACEBOOK

A BRAVE MUM who was told her baby had a one per cent chance of survival and had already started planning the funeral – told how she IGNORED advice to terminate and gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby.

Lucy Jones was urged to end the pregnancy based on statistics that predicted he could not survive after her waters broke at just 18 weeks but took to a Facebook support group to find the encouragement she needed to continue. Continue reading “AGAINST THE ODDS Mum planned her baby’s funeral after being told he’d be stillborn when her waters broke at 18 weeks… but gave birth to a healthy son thanks to advice from FACEBOOK”

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‘My baby had meningitis but was given paracetamol… we hope NHS learns from his death’

The mother of a baby who died after doctors failed to spot meningitis today spoke of her hope that the NHS would learn lessons from the tragedy.

Abigail Hull, 38, an NHS manager, said she decided to share the story about her seven-month-old son Oliver to raise awareness of the dangers of the disease. Continue reading “‘My baby had meningitis but was given paracetamol… we hope NHS learns from his death’”

The miracle bundle of joy born TWO WEEKS before the abortion time-limit

One of Britain’s most premature babies has defied the odds after surviving being born at just 22 weeks weighing 1lb 4oz.

Austin Douglas weighed the same as half a bag of sugar when he arrived 18 weeks early on March 31.

Doctors told his parents Helen, 30 and Rhys, 25, there was very little chance their son would survive after he was born smaller than his mother’s palm. Continue reading “The miracle bundle of joy born TWO WEEKS before the abortion time-limit”

Baby born with most of his skull missing is thriving against all the odds

It’s hard to believe that two-years ago, Brandon and Brittany Buell were told their son would not survive.

In fact doctors told them to abort their baby after they discovered a serious brain malformation during the ultrasound. Continue reading “Baby born with most of his skull missing is thriving against all the odds”

Miracle baby Noah Foley beats all the odds after being born four months early

But the miracle baby is about to celebrate his first birthday today and his mum could not be happier with the progress her son has made.

Amy Judge was rushed into hospital just 24 weeks into her pregnancy after she started having contractions. Continue reading “Miracle baby Noah Foley beats all the odds after being born four months early”

Great Ormond Street’s been put on a pedestal it doesn’t deserve, says father of disabled girl treated there

The lonely death of Baby P was one of those moments that jolted the entire nation. That picture of the blond-haired infant in his blue jumper looking pleadingly into the camera became an iconic image, symbolising the horrors visited on those who fall through the fissures in society.

The death led to a series of inquiries, with social workers sacked and a doctor struck off. Four years on, the shockwaves still reverberate. Now they have rocked one of Britain’s most revered institutions. Continue reading “Great Ormond Street’s been put on a pedestal it doesn’t deserve, says father of disabled girl treated there”

Miracle baby Noah Foley beats all the odds after being born four months early

But the miracle baby is about to celebrate his first birthday today and his mum could not be happier with the progress her son has made. Continue reading “Miracle baby Noah Foley beats all the odds after being born four months early”