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Welcome baby Gillian!

Tonight my husband and I welcomed our baby girl Gillian Eleonor Dorothy Collins into the world!



It was a very unexpected delivery at 12:07am, when doctors confirmed that I needed to undergo an emergency caesarean.

I had been in hospital for about two weeks prior to her delivery as I had to be monitored closely for pre eclampsia and gestational diabetes. It was only a matter of time before my health worsened and our baby had to be delivered. It was a concerning time for us, as we weren't prepared for such an early delivery. I was overwhelmed by the amount of support from family and friends who came to visit me whilst I was in hospital. Thank you to my family and friends for being there for me. It was definitely the hardest part of my journey as a mum so far.



Gillian was born 10 weeks premature and has to be in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She's doing well and is healthy despite being born early.

The doctors and nurses will continue to monitor her over the next couple of weeks. We hope that she will be transferred closer to home in the near future.

We are over joyed to have Gillian in our lives and can't wait to welcome her home very soon!

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