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NICU - Part 9 - One twin ready to go home.

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM Comments comments (0)

It is New Year's eve in 2005. Traditionally, up until this year, we have been with family celebrating until midnight at which point bottles of champagne are opend and the traditional Singhalese dish of coconut milk rice is cooked and eaten and dancing till dawn....This year, I had two babies in the NICU, born at 32 weeks. We spend the day in the NICU, and drive to Kent to have dinner with family. This time, there is no music. There are no celebrations. That evening, I remember bursting i...

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NICU Ride - Part 8 - Christmas Day 25th Dec 2005

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I wake up to a quiet house on the 25th December 2005. It is Christmas Day. The Chrtistmas tree is not set up. I am a practicing Buddhist and my husband Olaf, a Catholic. We have always celebrated Chrtistmas by cooking the traditional British Christmas meal of roast turkey with all the trimmings with family and friends. I have given birth to two babies - twin boys at 32 weeks gestation 9 days ago. The Nursery is not set up. The buggy (stroller...

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NICU Ride Part 7 - Why I did not take medication

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 12:39 PM Comments comments (0)

My premature babies are a week old and I have not been able to produce enough milk for even one baby, having expressed consistently for a week, eating like a pig and getting enough rest. It was suggested I take prescriptive medication to increase my supply.

 

Here is an article about Prescription drugs used for increasing milk supply by Kelly Bonyata, IBCLC.

There are several prescription drugs that have been used to increase mil...

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NICU Ride -P5- I meet my babies for the1st time since birth

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 2:22 PM Comments comments (0)

I wake up on Friday, 21 December, 2005, at the maternity ward at Royal London Hospital, London, UK after giving birth to two babies 5 days ago. They are currently in the NICU at the Homerton General and I am getting ready to meet them since giving birth to them. I have had sleep since their birth. I also had the luxury of spending time just lying down. New Moms do not have this 'luxury' or the 'privileges' I ...

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NICU Ride Part 4 (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 1:11 PM Comments comments (1)

Wake up on Day 4 since giving birth to twin boys whom I have not seen since giving birth as they were transferred to a different hospital. Both babies are being tube fed with the little breast milk I keep expressing and then taken by my husband, Olaf to the NICU I am still yet to see. I had a emergency caesarian section, therefore, my Consultant, Dr Emeka Okaro was not happy for me to travel to a hospital 15 minutes...

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NICU Ride - Part 2 (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

Posted on August 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM Comments comments (0)

I have given birth to identical twin boys at 32 weeks gestation a day ago, on Saturday, 17th December 2005 via emergency caesarian section. My two sons needed to be in the Neonatal Intenseve Care Unit and were transferred to a different hospital to the one I delivered them in as there was no space in the NICU at the hospital they were born at. They were born at the Royal London (http://www.bartsand...

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