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A pink heart on a yellow background with the text "Think 20. THINK HEART."

Think 20. Think HEART: Do you know what to expect from your 20-week scan?

The 20-week scan is an exciting moment for many pregnant women.  The opportunity to see your baby on screen again, and perhaps to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl.  As well as being an exciting moment, it’s also an important one.  This is the scan where the sonographer checks to make sure that the baby is developing normally and there are no abnormalities.… Read more

Heart Week 2016: help Tiny Tickers improve survival rates for heart babies

February is all about hearts. For most people, the thought of hearts in February means Valentine’s Day. For me as a heart mummy, it’s all about National Heart Month, and Heart Week which falls between 7th and 14th February. Throughout February, and during Heart Week 2016 especially, I will be sharing posts to help raise awareness of congenital heart defects (CHDs) and provide more information about various groups and charities that help to support heart families.… Read more

Two Important Ways to Give Your Baby's Heart a Better Start - a guest post from Aimee Foster - Little Hearts, Big Love

Two Important Ways to Give Your Baby’s Heart a Better Start

Raising awareness of congenital heart defects and the importance of the 20 week scan is something that is very important to me as a heart parent. I know that had Jessica’s heart condition not been detected at the 20 week scan, she would not be here today. Sadly, even with early detection, there are still many babies whose hearts are just too poorly for them to survive.… Read more

Tiny Tickers – Heart Week 7th-14th February

February – a month that is all about hearts. Hearts, flowers, chocolates, Valentine’s cards. For me as a mummy to a child with a complex congenital heart defect (CHD), February also has added significance with regards to hearts as it is National Heart Month, with Heart Week taking place from 7th-14th February.… Read more

Heart to heart – November

CHD awareness is a cause that is very close to my heart and we’ve been doing our little bit to help raise awareness over this last month. Jessica’s story is one of those featured on the Big Tick campaign by Tiny Tickers which focuses on improving detection of congenital heart defects at the 20 week scan in order to improve outcomes for those babies.… Read more

The truth about… the 20 week scan

The 20 week scan. Often I’ve heard this referred to as a gender scan, a chance to see your baby once again and to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. And if that’s what you want to know, and you are able to find out, that’s great. But the purpose of the scan is not to find out baby’s gender.… Read more