Nastasja was ill with pregnancy sickness (zwangerschapsziekte) which meant little nutrients were reaching her unborn baby. Very quickly, it became worse overnight. Mason was born the next day at 30 weeks with a birthweight of 1020 grams. He is growing well since then and Nastasja is also recovering well. On the day of our Earlybirds […]

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Klaudia’s waters broke at 24 weeks. Because there was a chance of premature birth she was transferred from Leiden to Maastricht for their specialised care and given medication to help Tymon’s lungs to develop. Tymon was born a week later at 25 weeks with a birthweight of 840 grams. Initially, Tymon was breathing on his […]

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Twins, Ella and Mia, were born naturally at 35 weeks. In the beginning, Mia lay in a warm bed and needed extra help with her lungs. They were both fed by tube initially. Now they are able to drink from a bottle and are learning to take a break while drinking to breathe. Mama, Ines, […]

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Captivated by mama and papa’s entertaining antics, the initially shy and curious little ones quickly revealed to us their joyful natures and the loving bond that they shared.  It started out as a misty Autumnal day with a distinct crispness in the air. As the morning unfolded, we were greeted with blue skies and bright […]

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We would like to express a sincere thank you to all who shared and donated to our fund-raising project, Hope for Nepal. The response has been amazing – all the heartfelt messages and generous donations confirm to us that our initiative is making a difference. We are grateful to you all, it is you that make it happen. […]

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Just a few sentences in on an article written by the BBC and I’m already moved to tears. More than 8 million people have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, and the numbers are rising. That’s more than a quarter of the country’s population. It’s incredible to try and imagine it. One million […]

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