Little Heartbeats raises PPROM Awareness and w
e support pregnant mums & their families through PPROM in pregnancy
To date our team have helped Saved Babies Lives, we want to save more, and support mums and their families regardless of outcome * What does PPROM mean? PPROM
is the acronym for Preterm Prelabour Rupture Of Membranes, which is the medical word for when your waters break early in pregnancy before 37 weeks.
(Note other medical names used, PROM, SROM)
(We also support mums to be after they lost their waters past 37 weeks too, to give vital information) More info on PPROM
do visit our Webpage here - http://www.little-heartbeats.org.uk/Follow us today on social media * Click here for our Facebook page* Click here to follow us on Twitter @PpromAwarenessU
Why does Little Heartbeats exist?
In 2010, we lost our first born baby Sinead, to PPROM.
We promised our daughter we would make a difference, and find better ways to treat PPROM, and ensure all mums and dads will gain better information to enable them to make informed decisions. This is my brief story of PPROM along with our fellow PPROM mum Rachel: So here we are........
At our heart we are a non-profit organisation, hoping to soon become a charity in our own right. We are striving to raise awareness and funds. We believe that more needs to be done to help prevent PPROM. This ultimately lies in education. * Women need to be aware of the signs to look for; to recognise potential infection and gain an understanding of the changes the body undergoes.* Our aim, therefore, is for information on PPROM and treatment thereof, to be accessible to as many women as possible. * Knowing the correct procedures to follow should PPROM occur, we believe, would naturally inform the decision-making process. * Knowledge of the facts and reading the stories of others can only be of benefit, regardless of the outcome.
It is no surprise then that we believe that every baby deserves the best possible treatment at the most crucial of times. By investing in us, we aim to provide the printed resources for parents facing this utterly life-changing experience. And equally, of course, your money will help in researching into why PPROM occurs.
All money raised from donations and the goods sold in our Facebook selling page, after costs will go towards the above, please support us in our campaign and help parents like us make it a better more understanding journey.
As stated at the beginning we are hoping to become a charity in our own right. However to do that we need to raise £5000. We have our own line of merchandise and a part of what we raise from sales of these go toward our goal of raising the funds needed to get established a charity.
We will still work alongside other charities such as the UCLH, who provide the specialist research projects into PPROM, which is a cause of premature birth.
We all know that medical science is an ever-advancing process and that the research provided by many charities has proven that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel and that change and progress are possible. At the moment, we are raising funds for the following, 1.
£5000 to gain our charitable status 2a.
£6.60 enables us to pay for postage costs to send our PPROM information packs first class signed for in the UK.
2b. $10 Dollars enables us to pay for postage costs to send our PPROM information packs signed for in the USA and Australia.
(If sent from the UK it costs us £18.80)
2c. £18.80 enables us to pay for postage costs to Canada & Ireland 3.
£12 a month pays to run our website, which helps families Worldwide dealing with PPROM 4
. £30 is our approx. cost on our PPROM information packs, which includes, information on PPROM, pen, notepad, adult relaxation book with pencils, wristband, Little Heartbeats Mascot and stickers for medical notes.5.
£50 will fund for 100 no medical stickers to our mums dealing with PPROM right now.6.
£100 will fund to pay for 2 number pop up banners, which includes a professional graphic design.7.
£300 would help us raise funds to purchase 400 no wristbands, to help us raise funds and raise awareness of PPROM. 8.
£100 will fund for 10,000 flyers9.
We also need to fund our detailed flyers, which includes funds to pay for a professional graphic designer. Note,
due to kind donations and sales of our merchandise, we have to date have now invested in 32,500 posters. 9.
£1500 would help fund a new professional video to interview our miracle baby mums, and help us raise more awareness.
10. New detection tests
to diagnose PPROM, which are currently priced at £24 each. These tests would be tested in Wales firstly, to see if they would be better at detecting, as many mums are sent home, without a proper diagnosis.
Our first research project, we require a further £11,000
pounds to fund the remaining of this project, which is the stem patch project which will reseal the membranes, and help save thousands of babies, this research is being run by the UCLH charity. To donate towards this you can do by Just giving, Text PROM49 £5 to 70070
Team have raised to date, £19,000
* This research project is a dream we had since the day we lost our precious daughter, and if by some miracle we could raise enough funds for this alone, this would be a wonderful Christmas present as you can imagine,
we can't buy our first born Christmas presents, but we really do want to succeed in our promise to our first born baby, who instead of being in our arms, is sleeping tight in heaven in the arms of an angel. Our Aims and Mission1.
To give parents as much information as possible to help make more informed decisions.2.
Educating and empowering women to understand this condition and the choices available to them should they suffer PPROM.3.
To offer support to those women throughout their PPROM journeys.4.
To contribute in the development of professional policies on the improvement of communication skills and bedside manner specifically, when dealing with PPROM patients. 5.
To provide hospitals with RCOG literature outlining treatment and choices. 6.
Invest in Specialist Midwives who are trained in PPROM management and related conditions to support women regardless of the outcome. 7. Our webpage
http://www.little-heartbeats.org.uk/ Thank You For your donations On behalf of Little Heartbeats
Founder: Ciara Curran
Team members, Annabelle, Jo, Toni, Angela, Rachel, Karolina