World Prematurity Day: For Me, a Day of Happiness, Sadness and Hope

I have five fabulous children.  That’s the happiness.  All five were born prematurely, which sounds crazy, I know. But the thing is, we never knew why.  I wasn’t kite-surfing or living on cabbage soup.  There was no obvious reason, no drug to take, no behaviour to change. My middle son managed to survive inside me … More World Prematurity Day: For Me, a Day of Happiness, Sadness and Hope

Our Research: Understanding Uterus Function will help us Understand Preterm Labour

Human labor is miraculous. After 40 weeks of pregnancy, the uterus simply begins to contract and, some hours later, a baby is born.  The woman is unable to voluntarily control the onset of labor, the strength of the contractions, or how often they occur.  Essentially the uterus appears to have a mind of its own. … More Our Research: Understanding Uterus Function will help us Understand Preterm Labour