Kangaroo Mother Care: Skin-to-skin Contact for Preterm Babies

Around the world, 15 million babies are born too soon. Unfortunately, 1 million will not survive and those who do, will suffer lifelong consequences throughout their lives. They will live with physical and mental disabilities: learning difficulties, visual and hearing problems and sometimes autism. But last month, a few days before Christmas, good news came for … More Kangaroo Mother Care: Skin-to-skin Contact for Preterm Babies

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 AIDS Day: Investigating HIV and Pregnancy with a Borne Scientist

Today marks World AIDS Day, a day where we come together to raise awareness and support people around the world who live with HIV. Here at Borne we are working to see how HIV can disrupt the immune system and affect pregnancy. Alex Cocker, Borne PhD student, heads up our study on the Immunological Impact of … More World AIDS Day: Investigating HIV and Pregnancy with a Borne Scientist

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

Profile of a Borne PhD Student

AnnieBelle is a Lebanese licensed dietician and a PhD student at Imperial College. She is working on a project that links nutrition to pregnancy complications, preterm labour and fetal development with Borne Founder Professor Mark Johnson and Borne Collaborator Professor Michael Crawford. In 2010, she gained her master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition at the … More Profile of a Borne PhD Student