The Smallest Things, founded in 2014, is a registered charity promoting the good health of premature babies and their families.
- Promote the good health of premature babies and their families
- Raise awareness of premature birth and the needs of families following intensive care.
- Promote high quality care for mothers affected by postnatal depression, anxiety and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder associated with premature birth.
“Nothing can quite prepare you for parenthood, but for parents of premature babies the planning and expectation of a new arrival is dramatically interrupted.
When my first son was born 10 weeks early we were thrown into a world of micro-nappies, beeping machines, breathing tubes, feeding tubes, expressing pumps, portholes, picc lines and rigorous hand washing.
As an occupational therapist in the NHS I had worked in a large neonatal intensive care unit; I was used to handling tiny babies, their tubes, lines and machines, but as a parent I was lost in a bizarre medical world where we would wait day after day to hold our baby.”
Catriona Ogilvy – Founder
registered charity number 1171631