Mother Ship Summary ß 104

Summary Mother Ship

Mother Ship Summary ß 104 ☆ ➚ [KINDLE] ❄ Mother Ship By Francesca Segal ➤ – ‘Heart wrenching heart warming and heartfelt – Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted warts and all love letter to our wonderful NHS’ Adam Kay author of This is Going to Hurt ‘Our greatest gift ‘Heart wrenching heart warThe folds of the unremarkable’After her identical twin girls were born ten weeks prematurely Francesca Segal finds herself sitting vigil in the ‘mother ship’ of neonatal intensive care all romantic expectations of new parenthood obliterated Her gripping diary of those months combines the tenderness of a love poem with the compulsive pace of a thriller As each day brings a fresh challen. Once I knew that I was pregnant I was overwhelmed with thoughts of those early days with my baby only briefly letting dark thoughts of ‘what ifs’ into my mind before dismissing them because those things only happen to other people For some mothers those dark thoughts become a reality when things go terribly wrong This is the author’s personal journey when that happens to her her husband and their newly born premature twin girlsWritten from the heart this is a truly intimate daily journey from the moment the tiny babies are born with skin so delicate that they can’t have clothes on or be held by their mummy and daddy The girls without names yet are transported to the neo natal unit for intensive care The Mothership where a small community of likewise parents find comfort and hope in each otherEvery new day and night brings new challenges heartache and celebrations as I felt privileged to get to know the other mums that kept vigil by their babies sides they were closer than family because you had to experience this to really understand I felt anxious and fearful for these tiny babies with an incredible will to survive the oddsThe writing feels raw with emotion nothing held back so many times I prayed for all these children although I knew that the time had gone already their fate had already happened The author praises the wonderful dedicated teams of doctors and nurses that care for the babies and rightly so There is a very brief part of the book where the author mentions the cost of such care and just how lucky we are and I totally agreeI felt really privileged to share the author and others journey at what must have been a terrifying time I wish to thank NetGalley for an e copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly

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‘Heart wrenching heart warming and heartfelt – Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted warts and all love letter to our wonderful NHS’ Adam Kay author of This is Going to Hurt ‘Our greatest gift to one another is this each woman here has been swept out by a riptide pulled far from the current of normal motherhood Apart and all together in this space our odd craft we are drawn back into. This book follows Francesca her husband and her newborn baby twins journey From their delivery until they are eventually allowed to go home The twins were born ten weeks premature and had to fight for survival She tells us about the relationships she forms in the special baby care unit I have never had twins but I have had two of my babies in the new natal ward Mines were full term and that was worry enough I can't imagine the worry and stress it must have took hoping and praying that your twin baby daughters survive This is a beautifully written bookI would like to thank NetGalley Random House UK Vintage Publishing and the author Francesca Segal for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

Francesca Segal ¸ 4 Summary

Mother ShipGe for her and her babies Francesca makes a temporary life among a band of mothers who are vivid fearless and inspiring taking care not only of their children but of one anotherMOTHER SHIP is an intimate raucous sublime and electrifying memoir It is a hymn to the sustaining power of women’s friendship and a loving celebration of the two small girls – and their mother – who defy the odd. I have not had one baby never mind twins like this author and then add in that both are very premature and you have the premise of this amazing book How Ms Segal found the strength or the time to document the journey she takes with her husband and her premature daughters astonishes me But she doesn't just document the journey she takes you along with her It is beautifully writtenThe author is unselfish in her descriptions of the care she and her daughters receive from NHS staff and in her support and caring with and for other mothers who bond in the NICU The descriptions are heart breaking at times and at other times uite wonderful She certainly had a roller coaster ride lasting months Her husband has to put his normal life on hold and he too is part of the emotional highs and lows as the new little family come to terms with not actually being a family yet and not being able to share their babies with relatives The exhausting ride of NICU is precisely this peril and reprieve within hours of one another I don't know how the staff aren't all stark raving mad with it Who takes care of these caregivers What support is there for them in their indefatigable support of usAn excellent honest book and I am very glad Ms Segal wrote it It gives an insight into a world I will never experience and makes me even grateful for our NHSI was given a copy of this book by Netgalley in return for an honest review