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

Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

This April marks World Autism Awareness Month and so today we are taking a moment to think about this lifelong condition that affects 1 in 100 British people. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly known only as Autism, is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. People with Autism may behave and learn in ways … More Your Mother May Know Best After All –  spotting the early signs of Autism in children

Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

Dr Francois Sousa dos Santos, Borne PhD student, has been working as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainee in East London for the past three years. Originally from Portugal, he has recently moved to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to join Professor Mark Johnson’s research team at Borne to study the effect of heart disease on pregnancy. Besides undertaking … More Meeting Francois for British Heart Month

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