Video: The Power of Human Touch

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Video Transcript: The Power of Human Touch.

MOTHER: After three years of trying for a baby, we discovered that we were going to have twins. And at 26 weeks, we were told I was going into labour early. It was the most frightening thing I've ever been told. The doctor turned and said, "Have you chosen a name for your son?" And we said, "Yeah, his name's Jamie." And he just sat on the edge of the bed and said, "Jamie didn't make it." I just grabbed the baby from the doctor, we put his skin against my skin and then I just held him. So we told him that he had a sister and that her name was Emily, and that she was going to be OK and that he needed to look out for her. We made a lot of promises, which we're happy to keep. And then he started to move and we thought, "What's happening?" And so we rang for the midwives to come back. We said, "Look, he's moving. He's breathing." And they said, "He's dying. You need to say goodbye." We never let go of him. And then he opened his eyes and he grabbed David's finger and he held on, and he laid his head back down on my chest and stared at his dad. We didn't stop touching them from the moment we got them home because we knew how valuable skin on skin contact was - it's was what had saved his live. The twins are five in March. Our lucky little third baby Charlie will be four in April. This is bliss, I'm so lucky. 

 

 

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