On the 25th of May 2017 our lives changed forever. At 18 years old, I went into labour at 6.28pm just 27 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I started losing a frightening amount of blood. Before the paramedics arrived, I estimated to have lost well over a litre of blood. We were rushed to hospital where they conducted an emergency ultrasound expecting to find that our baby girl had passed away due to being severely starved of oxygen. They found our little girl’s heartbeat still going strong so the decision was made to conduct an emergency Cesarean. We were rushed into theatre. I collapsed shortly after arriving in theatre due to the amount of blood loss so I sadly did not get to see our first child come in to this world. Clara was born weighing a strong 2lb 4 ounces at 10.03pm. The surgeon later revealed that I had a blood clot behind the placenta that had burst causing complete placental abruption. We had both been extremely lucky. Clara spent 98 days in the neonatal intensive care unit and I went on to suffer with severe post natal depression due to being separated from our baby girl and post traumatic stress from such a complicated and unexpected birth. Nearly three years later and our little girl is not so little. She is a crazy, happy, adventures little girl who brightens our lives every single day and she will always be our inspiration.
Clara is the reason we are here today. Baby Steps Prematurity was launched in 2018 to provide parents and families of premature babies with the best quality premature baby clothing possible and to make premature clothing more accessible in the current market. All our products have premature babies at the heart of everything we do, from fully buttoned designs to allow for comfortable dressing and easy medical access to the highest quality fabrics for the sensitivity of underdeveloped skin. We have been overwhelmed by the response and support we have currently received and Baby Steps continues to grow from strength to strength and is now a UK’s leading supplier of premature clothing for babies as small as 1lb in weight. From birth to coming home, we are with you every step of the way.
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