Family Stories

Although every birth is unique there is nothing more reassuring than knowing that someone else has gone through a similar experience to you. This section details real life stories from families who have experienced the birth of a premature baby. They describe their emotions and give advice on the things that worked for them.

Lewis's story

'This is our story for World Prematurity Day, we are so glad to be a part of it.' Alana Hall, mum to Lewis Thomas Hall.

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Matthew's Story

Matthew's mum Maxine is so proud of her little boy.

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Ryan's Story

Meet Ryan Alex McMinn born at 32 weeks and 5 days, mum Ashley shares their story.

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Megan's Story

Introducing Megan born at 24 weeks weighing 1lb 11oz - now 13 years old. Mum, Emma Dunlop shares her amazing journey.

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Jacob's Story

Gemma tells us about her 'little miracle boy'.

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Ella's Story

Tiny Ella weighed only 3lbs.

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Ellie's Story

Ellie McStea was only 1lb 14oz. when she was born last November.

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Zachary's Story

Prem baby Zachary's Mum Leanne had a 'feeling' something wasn't right.

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Ollie's Story

Ollie McIlroy fought a long, hard journey after arriving 13 weeks early.

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Alex's Story

Baby Alex was born at 33 weeks but is now home and healthy with her mummy, daddy and three big sisters.

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Chloe Rose's Story

Chloe Rose was only 2lbs 4 oz. when she was born at 29 weeks

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Jay's Story

Jay's Mum reflects upon her scary delivery when she went into labour very early at 27 weeks.

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Cameron's Story

Mum Lindsey explains how TinyLife supported her when her baby Cameron was born early at 30 weeks.

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Isaac's Story

Meet Isaac who was born at 31 weeks, weighing 3lbs 12oz.

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Noah's Story

Noah's story to mark World Prematurity Day 2015

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Jack's Story

Meet baby Jack who was born at 28 weeks

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Muirinsola's Story

Muirinsola was nick-named 'feisty fairy' at the Royal.

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Jesse's Story

Baby Jesse's Mum had a difficult pregnancy before he was born at 30 weeks.

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Kolton's Story

Kolton McCandless is mummy's wee soldier!

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Brothers John and Adams' Story

Brothers John and Adam were both born premature over a decade apart!

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Ethan and Erins' Story

Twins Ethan and Erin were born at 29 weeks.

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Noah and Zachs' Story

Twins Noah and Zach developed Twin to Twin Transfusion and were in ICU for two weeks.

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Chloe and Taylors' Story

Chloe and Taylor were mum Christina's miracle twins at only 1lb 6 0z. and 1lb 9 oz.

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Arabella's Story

Arabella made a speedy arrival at only 31 weeks

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Bradley's Story

Bradley Wilson who is now 11 was born 15 weeks early!

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Eva and Fayes' Story

Eva and Fayes' mum and dad reflect on what it's like to have two prem babies in hospital

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Josh's Story

Josh Watt was mum Michelle's second prem baby

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Rachel and Sara Johnston

Mum Roisin shares the story of her baby girls Rachel and Sara who were born one min apart at Royal Victoria Maternity Hospital. 32 Weeks gestation.

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Brothers = Best Friends.

Dad Philip tell us about his amazing boys Izaac and Nathan.

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Katy Boyle

Mum Aishling shares Katy's start in life.

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Callum Archer

Mum Maureen hopes her story will bring hope to others.

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Lucie Mae Ward

Lucie Mae was only weeks old when she began fundraising for TinyLife.

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Seth McConaghy

A little superstar!

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AJ Kruger

Brook and Dawson got to meet their baby brother 36 days after he was born.

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Owen-James was under 3lbs.

Owen-James arrived in to the world at 28 weeks + 6 days.

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Eoghan Shield's Story

Eoghan Paul Shield's Dad Damien says the staff at the Royal were brilliant

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Matthew Lowry and Mum Stacey's Story

Mum Stacey was grateful for help from TinyLife when her baby Matthew had to stay in the Royal

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Aoife's Story

'Our wee miracle"

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Neil and Lees' Story

Twins Neil and Lee have defied the odds

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Zach, Heidi and Katie

Mum Taylor Sandell has lots of experience of premature babies

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Erica Morrow

Mum Rhonda thanks TinyLife for support she received when baby Erica was in the Royal

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Susan's Story

Susan was premature but look at her now!

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Carter's Story

"My wee hero"

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Zak's Story

Baby Zak had a lot of ups and downs.

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Christopher's Story

Mum Winnie tells the amazing story of her son Christopher Mulholland who was born 12 weeks early

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Cara's Story

Cara suffered a number of complications when she arrived at 28 weeks

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Maci's Story

Maci was born at 26 weeks!

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Jack Philpott's Story

Jack's Mum and Auntie abseiled the Europa for TinyLife

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Kyla and Madison's Story

Another Mum of Twins shared her story with us for World Prematurity Day

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Jack, Harry and Bens' Story

Mum Emma has three boys who were all born early

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Ruric McGreevy

TinyLife loaned Mum Laura McGreevy a breast pump when she brought baby Ruric home.

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Aoilfhionn's Story

Aoilfhionn was only a tiny 1lb 12oz.

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Lee Pearson's Story

Mum Diane wanted us to share her son Lee's story

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Ellie Wilson's Story

Ellie's Sister Taylor hopes their story will give comfort to Mother's

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Alfie and Archies' Story

Alfie and Archie spent three long months in hospital.

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Baby Gerard born 27 weeks (2lb 6 oz.)

Gerard's Story

Gerard Donnell's Mum Emma reflects upon her experience of prematurity for World Prematurity Day 2015

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Born 10 weeks early and doing well!

Michael Clarke from Ballyhalbert was born 10 weeks early weighing 3lb 10 oz.

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Twins born at 29 weeks

'We were sure it was a false alarm!'

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David and Claire's Story

David and Claire Graham spent the first few weeks of their life in neo natal care.

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Baby Euan's Story

Baby Euan shocks parents Michael and Nichola by arriving 5 weeks early.

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