Heath's Story, 23 Weeks

Miracle Mum Ina, shares Heath's story.

"For years I had been trying to have my own baby - finally it happened for me, I was over the moon!

However, on a Friday while I was at work, my waters broke when I was 23 weeks. After ringing an ambulance I was taken to hospital were I was given steroids to help my little man's lungs. The doctors spoke to me and told me to prepare for the worst; they said it is rare for a baby at 23 weeks to survive and if he did survive chances are he would have a serious disability. They recommended not to resuscitate if it came to it. I decided to resuscitate despite all the odds, I wanted to give my little man the best chance I could.

Early Monday morning I got up to go to the toilet and noticed something between my legs, I immediately rang the bell. Turns out I had a cord prolapse. I was told to get into a particular position while being rushed to theatre for an emergency c-section. I remember my whole body shaking and breathing heavily before I went to sleep.

I woke up in recovery where I was told my little man had made it! Not only did he not need resuscitation, he came out kicking, and has kicked goals ever since!

Heath was born at the RHH on the 25th of January. He was in NICU for almost four months facing several obstacles such as large hernias, appendix removal, infections, a cut on his upper leg from birth etc. He got through each one and has come out the other side healthier than ever. I couldn't be any happier with my Miracle baby - I am now a proud mumma!

I cannot thank the Miracle Babies Foundation, the NICU nurses and doctors enough for all the support and care I was given for my little man."

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