Walk for Prems: Baldivis family steps out for worthy cause


Amy Fairman with Kayla (8, left), baby Matilda and Ella (10).
Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d474757
Amy Fairman with Kayla (8, left), baby Matilda and Ella (10). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d474757

A BALDIVIS family is participating in the Walk for Prems to support the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation.

Amy and Mick Fairman want to raise awareness about premature births after baby Matilda was born 13 weeks early.

“Matilda was born via emergency C section at King Edward Hospital due to my waters breaking at 25 weeks,” Mrs Fairman said.

“After 10 days of being in hospital I was showing signs of an infection, so the safest option was to deliver my baby.

“She was due on August 17 but was born on May 20. She was only 1110g at birth and 33cm.”

Mrs Fairman said as her other two daughters were overdue, having a premature baby was not expected.

“After five weeks at King Edward Hospital, Matilda was transferred to Fiona Stanley Hospital for another five weeks before being allowed to come home at 37 weeks gestation on July 27,” she said.

“Matilda is doing amazing and is now four months old (only seven weeks corrected) and we are very lucky we have a healthy little miracle.”

Her family will be walking with the King Edwards Baby Mammas to raise money for supporting babies born sick or prior to 37 weeks gestation.

To donate, visit www.lifeslittletreasuresfundraising.com.au/PremmiesdonationforMatilda.

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