Liam's Story, 25 Weeks  

Miracle mum, Emma shares why it was important for her to try and stay positive through her challenges.

"I was only 24+2 weeks when my waters broke at 11.30pm. Five days later my boy decided that it was time to make an entrance into this world and I had a C-section.

He was born weighing 895g and was 35cm tall. He was under prebiotics when he started developing an infection, which the doctor treated fairly quickly. We were also told he had a moderate Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) hole in his heart.

I was under all sorts of antibiotics and painkillers, as well as meds for my milk supply because it had been 8 days since birth with no improvement on supply.

I can't begin to express the range of emotions we as mothers go through. The worse possibilities always play in our heads - which does affect your milk supply.

All I can say is: Be strong mamas. It is easier said than done but keep a positive mindset.”

Thank you Emma for sharing your story.

Important tags: Patent Ductus Arteriosus

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