Leanne & Dave’s Story (Evie & Noah’s mum & dad)

On 5th August 2015, at 28 weeks pregnant, I very suddenly gave birth to our beautiful twins Evie (weighing 2lb 7oz) and Noah (weighing 2lb 14oz) at Tameside General Hospital. As they were nearly 12 weeks premature they required Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treatment. Noah was unfortunately separated from his big sister Evie on his birthday as there wasn’t another intensive care incubator at Tameside General Hospital to support him. He was transferred to Royal Oldham Hospital NICU and his big sister Evie luckily followed him the day after.

Once Evie and Noah were well enough to be in a level 2 neonatal unit we were moved to Calderdale, which was our local unit. Our 9 week NICU journey was a long, emotionally draining rollercoaster, but eventually we got to bring our miracle babies home. We found it so comforting to speak with other families who have gone through similar experiences, to share our concerns, our ups and our downs.