Twenty-Four Plus Six: A Family Journey Through Neonatal Care (Paperback)
  • Twenty-Four Plus Six: A Family Journey Through Neonatal Care (Paperback)

Twenty-Four Plus Six: A Family Journey Through Neonatal Care (Paperback)

Paperback 364 Pages
Published: 24/10/2023
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"Never before had I felt so acutely desperate to comfort one of my children, and never had I felt so useless, so restricted and unable to act."

This is the story of a baby who becomes a morphine addict before she's even due to be born; a tale of medicalised motherhood, littered with cannulas, feeding tubes and surgery consent forms.

When Amy Brett's baby girl is unexpectedly born only twenty-four weeks and six days into her pregnancy, and is immediately rushed to intensive care, Amy and her family are thrown onto the most terrifying rollercoaster ride of their lives.

Amy's account of her journey through neonatal care is loaded with impossible choices and heart-wrenching moral dilemmas. It is stark evidence of the need for greater compassion, sensitivity and family integration in the neonatal setting. And yet, it is also a love story between a mother and her child who defies the odds time after time; a heartfelt testimony to the courage and endurance of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and living proof of our capacity for infinite hope in the darkest of times.

Publisher: Cranthorpe Millner Publishers
ISBN: 9781803781389
Number of pages: 364
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


'A raw and valuable insight into perinatal trauma.' - Laura Corrigan, Mindful Mums; 'An essential read for any parent - not just those of preemies.' - Carl MacDonald, author of ‘PremDad’; 'A visceral account of neonatal care that will resonate with those who've been there and inform those who haven't.' - Dr R L Collum, Lecturer at Sunderland University; 'A searingly honest account of how anybody’s life can be turned upside down in a heartbeat.' - Julie Voong, Fundraiser & Ambassador Ickle Pickles Charity; 'Instrumental in bringing about the change so desperately needed.' - Hannah Grout, PR Officer Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust; 'Essential reading for all healthcare professionals who come into contact with families during the perinatal period.' - Julie Lester, Parental Mental Health Worker, Mind; 'Powerful, moving, heartfelt and poignant.' - Maria Chifa, author of ‘Poetry From Within the NICU’

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