This is how it feels to be the parent of a premmie baby

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 9 May 2018

11 mins

Our due date for baby’s arrival determines a lot of things; When you get the room ready, maternity leave, your own emotional finish line for pregnancy.

But what happens when a baby arrives very early? What happens when you have a preterm baby?

Kylie Pussell, CEO and co-founder of the Miracle Babies Foundation explains the impact an early birth can have on the whole family.

Make sure you never miss out on expert advice and stories from real parents by subscribing to Kinderling ConversationAvailable in iTunesStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Listen to more Pregnancy & Baby segments

Premature not once but twice: One mum's learnings after two premmie births

Having a baby at 26 weeks once is shocking enough Dr Morgan Anslow went through the distress of having her first baby prematurely, and then went on to have a…
23 mins

When miscarriage impacts your life

It’s not uncommon for women to miscarry before carrying a baby to term. Some women suffer multiple miscarriages Dr Sneha Wadwhani explains why this may be happening, and what you…
8 mins

Midwife Cath: How to make it through the first year of being a parent

Cathryn Curtin is best known as Midwife Cath, and her 2016 book The First Six Weeks is hugely popular with parents Now she’s released After the First Six Weeks
11 mins

First trimester screening and delivery planning with Dr Sneha Wadhwani

Sometimes your first birth can feel like a bit of a blur. Dr Sneha Wadhwani is a GP and mum of two girls. She's also passionate about women's health. She…
11 mins

What is postnatal menopause syndrome?

It feels like menopause but you've just given birth. What's happening Dr Sneha Wadhwani is a GP and mum of two girls and is passionate about women's health. She explains…
6 mins

Could you be a surrogate for a stranger?

Surrogacy in Australia is illegal unless done altruistically Keira Alexander has two daughters. She has also been a surrogate twice for other families. She opens up about the experience; an…
26 mins