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Parker's story

When Nicola’s waters broke at just 21 weeks and six days pregnant, she knew there was a high chance she could lose her baby.

For nine long weeks, Nicola took antibiotics, was in and out of hospital and required constant monitoring—including four-hourly temperature checks.

Instead of being able to take her three year old son to the park, she was on strict bed rest.

Despite this, nine weeks later Nicola suffered a placental abruption and was rushed to Mater Mothers’ Hospital in Brisbane where her newborn son, Parker, was born by emergency caesarean.

“The statistics for him surviving were down to single digits. I knew that the longer Parker and I held on to each other, the better his chances would be.”

“I was holding onto his hand but he was just slipping away,” Nicola said.

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