Autism Awareness Month: A Mother’s Reflection

Fiona Mylchreest reflects on what she’d really love for Mother’s Day next year during World Autism Awareness Month. Mothering Sunday is one of those weird things that I don’t really approve of but it’s still rather nice. It’s horribly commercial, but I love the cards my children make at school and the soggy bunches of … More Autism Awareness Month: A Mother’s Reflection

Pancake Day and the 40 Days of Prematurity – by Fiona Mylchreest

It’s Pancake Day!  This is a church tradition to use up all the rich ingredients before Lent.  These luxuries – eggs and oil and dairy – seem to us relatively healthy; nowadays the forty-day Lenten sacrifice is usually coffee, chocolate or alcohol. It’s a bit like pregnancy; 40 weeks of moderation, maybe giving up something … More Pancake Day and the 40 Days of Prematurity – by Fiona Mylchreest

The art of doing nothing – An Insight into Pre-Eclampsia

A few years ago, Borne supporter and writer Amna K. Boheim wrote ‘The Art of Doing Nothing’, an honest and insightful blog post on her personal experience with pre-eclampsia. The author of ‘The Silent Children’ stayed true to her day-to-day experiences after returning home from hospital. Today, we would like to share her piece with … More The art of doing nothing – An Insight into Pre-Eclampsia

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