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10 October 2019: Heffers bookshop, Cambridge

On 10th October, join me at Heffers as I talk about The First Breath, my book which explores the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies who would not have survived if they had been born only a few decades ago.

30 January 2020: South West Neonatal Network Professionals Skills and Education Conference

I’ll be speaking about the real impact of neonatal care at this skills and training conference for all neonatal professionals across the south west and nationally.

Subjects explored in The First Breath which I am happy to speak about (in no particular order):

  • Having a child with a disability / special needs
  • Mothers’ emotions in NICU / foetal medicine unit and maternal mental health, especially mothers of disabled or sick children
  • The long-term impact of neonatal care on the child and family / life after NICU / post traumatic stress and the neurodevelopmental impact on the child
  • Being a foetal medicine patient / having a high-risk pregnancy
  • The neonatal unit experience
  • Having a child with a genetic condition
  • Parents’ experience of paediatric surgery
  • Having a child with a congenital heart defect / the experience of open heart surgery for families
  • The history of foetal, neonatal and paediatric medicine
  • The patient / doctor relationship
  • The female patient’s experience of medicine / feminism and motherhood / feminism in the NICU
  • Noonan syndrome and the rasopathies
  • Neurodevelopment: autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, special needs of the NICU graduate