I was prescribed Primodos way back in 1972 (now banned), within a day a knew something was far wrong. I had a threatening miscarriage at 4 months, then at 6 months went into labour. They did everything to try to stop it, but she was born that night. At that time I was not even allowed in the critical care unit, I had to stand outside looking through the window for 3 long months and it was unbearable. My little girl was in there, yet I couldn't touch her, speak to her, hold her. I felt this was so wrong, she needed to feel human touch etc; not to be just closed away in an incubator. Of course I knew they were doing everything to help her medically, but what about emotionally. I feel this damaged my little girl as she grew up with feelings of being unloved, inferiority etc; when in reality she was so loved and precious.
I am so glad that today the doctors now know that the simple human touch and contact helps so much. Those 3 months were the longest of my life. I held her for a few minutes the day before she came home, my husband only got to hold her when she was home, it was torture. She was due Chritmas time, was born in September, came home on Christmas Eve. I thank God for the Queen Mother Hospital, she would not have had such care anywhere else.Alexandra