Creating a home from home
Bringing your new-born baby home is an incredible experience. Those first few days and weeks, when new families create that wonderful warm and comforting bubble, are such a special time.
However, for some families, like April, Stuart and baby Margot, their first days and weeks feel like limbo, as they face a long stay in hospital.
But with your help, the incredible neonatal team will be able to create a home from home for them at Evelina London.
“They got Margot through something we never thought she could get through, but they got us through it too.”
April, Margot's mum
Birth trauma and the complications that follow can cause a lot of stress for parents. Even if they know their baby is getting incredible round the clock care, they are still coming to terms with the difficulties they’ve faced and may be worried about what lies ahead. This is why the care and support the devoted team give to parents like Stuart and April is so important, to look after their wellbeing and help nurture their family.
But the team need your help to be able to provide this care in a more welcoming, homely environment where exhausted parents can escape from hospital life, with alarms going off, and machines buzzing and beeping relentlessly. A peaceful sanctuary where they can recharge after days and nights of worrying, and just do everything they would normally do like eat, socialise, and even work.
Stuart says, “It would have been great to have somewhere a bit more relaxing to go. A comfortable room with sofas where you can actually unwind.”
A donation today will help to transform the neonatal unit at Evelina London, and create more “relaxing” spaces that offer an oasis of calm for families like Stuart, April and Margot. Somewhere they can work through difficult emotions; where they can heal, bond, and prepare to go home.
“Margot has come on in leaps and bounds, and she’s doing really well. I can never thank the amazing Evelina London team enough for all the support they’ve given our family.”
April, Margot's Mum
Help us create a home from home at Evelina London for families like April, Stuart and Margot.