Baldivis mother helps families with premature babies through Miracle Babies Foundation

Megan Norbury, Angus (12) and Saxon (7)
Megan Norbury, Angus (12) and Saxon (7)

BALDIVIS mother Megan Norbury had two premature babies and now helps other families through the Miracle Babies foundation.

Ms Norbury’s first child Angus was born 12 weeks early by emergency C-section due to severe Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). After the ups and downs of the Neo-natal intensive care unit, he was eventually allowed home, only to return when he was 11 months old for a tracheostomy.

A few years later Ms Norbury gave birth to her second boy Saxon at 28 weeks.

“It was an incredibly isolating experience,” Ms Norbury said.

“I felt like no one understood what I was going through which made what was already an incredibly challenging time even harder.”

Ms Norbury is now a volunteer with Miracle Babies’ NurtureTime program.

She visits parents in hospital and runs support groups to provide families with premmie babies the opportunity to meet others in the same position.

“I don’t want other families to feel the way I did,” Ms Norbury said.

“I want them to know they are not alone, that people understand how they feel, and most importantly, that they will get through this.”

World Prematurity Day is on November 17. A fundraiser for the NurturePrograms has been organised in collaboration with Tommee Tipee. To donate visit Tommee Tippe Tip-In or for more information visit Miracle Babies.