Hospital honour wall for premature babies
KING Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) is encouraging mothers who gave birth or had their babies treated at the hospital to take part in its Honour Wall project.
The project, which raises money for the Women’s and Infants Research Foundation, commemorates the journey of mothers and their premature babies.
Jennifer Bulloch took part in the project recently after giving birth to her premature daughter, Hayley. She said she wanted to support the research to help prevent pre-term birth.
“My little miracle Hayley was born at 24 weeks and five days, weighing in at only 740g,” she said. “She spent the first 98 days of her life in KEMH requiring help with her breathing. She also had all the usual premmie problems involving her weight, feeding, retinotherapy, blood transfusions and virus issues.
“We know how fortunate we are to have Hayley. Our outlook on babies, pregnancy and the importance of pre-term birth had changed because we know these cannot be taken for granted.”
More than 550 mothers and babies have taken part. Visit the Honour Wall website before February 3.
Little miracle... Jennifer Bulloch with her daughter Hayley, who was born premature at King Edward Memorial Hospital.