Step­ping out for wor­thy cause

Kwinana Courier - - News -

A BAL­DIVIS fam­ily is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Walk for Prems to sup­port the Life’s Lit­tle Trea­sures Foun­da­tion.

Amy and Mick Fair­man want to raise aware­ness about pre­ma­ture births after baby Matilda was born 13 weeks early.

“Matilda was born via emer­gency C sec­tion at King Ed­ward Hospi­tal due to my wa­ters break­ing at 25 weeks,” Mrs Fair­man said.

“After 10 days of be­ing in hospi­tal I was show­ing signs of an in­fec­tion, so the safest op­tion was to de­liver my baby.

“She was due on Au­gust 17 but was born on May 20. She was only 1110g at birth and 33cm.”

Mrs Fair­man said as her other two daugh­ters were over­due, hav­ing a pre­ma­ture baby was not ex­pected.

“After five weeks at King Ed­ward Hospi­tal, Matilda was trans­ferred to Fiona

Stan­ley Hospi­tal for an­other five weeks be­fore be­ing al­lowed to come home at 37 weeks ges­ta­tion on July 27,” she said.

“Matilda is do­ing amaz­ing and is now four months old (only seven weeks cor­rected) and we are very lucky we have a healthy lit­tle mir­a­cle.”

Her fam­ily will be walk­ing with the King Ed­wards Baby Mam­mas to raise money for sup­port­ing ba­bies born sick or prior to 37 weeks ges­ta­tion.

To do­nate, visit www.lifes­lit­tle­trea­sures­fundrais­­mies­do­na­tion­forMatilda.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d474757

Amy Fair­man with Kayla (8, left), baby Matilda and Ella (10).

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