Felicity’s Story

My little miracle was born at 31+5 after we were involved in a road traffic accident. I was taken to the hospital by my partner (the accident itself was minor) and was put on a monitor.

“The impact of the car had ruptured the placenta and my midwife said I was lucky as if I hadn’t come into hospital straight away I would have lost Felicity and also my own life”

I wasn’t in pre-term labour so it was just to make sure baby was ok. I was given the steroid injection, just in case, and after a couple of hours I was sent to the ward as they were concerned.

12hrs after the car accident I was rushed to theatre as they could not tell if the monitor was picking up my heart beat or my baby’s. Felicity was born not breathing and had to be resuscitated, she weighed just 3lbs 5oz.

She was taken straight to NCIU and it would be 12hrs before I got to see my baby for the first time. She spent 4 weeks in SCBU and had to have a blood transfusion. She’s now 10 months old (8 corrected) and is the most amazing little girl I know.

I’m still traumatised from the events of that day and I’m working through the idea that I almost lost my baby girl. The impact of the car had ruptured the placenta and my midwife said I was lucky as if I hadn’t come into hospital straight away I would have lost Felicity and also my own life (a ruptured placenta can poison you). I’m so grateful everyday for the team at Bolton Hospital.

Story submitted by Hayley Mee

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