Early Baby

In this video we meet Louise and her baby Heidi, who was born 6 weeks prematurely.

Louise discusses some of the concerns she had about her baby coming early, such as having such a small baby and the care that baby and mother received in hospital. Louise also discusses her concerns at brining Heidi home as she was 6 days old, weighing only 4lbs 6oz.

  • Neo natal care for premature baby
  • Bonding of baby and mother/father/siblings
  • Healthy pregnancy progression
  • Healthy life style choices (for example, food to avoid, alcohol intake, smoking in pregnancy and safe pharmacy and prescription medication)
  • Referrals to other agencies/professionals
  • Stress levels during pregnancy
  • Antenatal classes
  • Birthing plans
  • Feeding options for new babies
  • Baby Boxes

Information on premature birth and babies


Pregnancy and new born babies


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Early Baby

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Thank you to eveyone involved in helping create this learning resource

Gryffe Studios Who Cares Scotland West College Scotland
Scottish Government Who Cares Scotland Kilmacolm Primary School Gryffe Studios