The Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) is a specialist unit for the care of premature and sick newborn babies, providing special care, high dependency care and intensive care. It also provides a service for babies requiring surgery. Trevor Mann was a children’s doctor whose skill saved the lives of many babies in Brighton and founded the special care baby unit in 1970.
Nova spent a total of 95 days in the care of incredible doctors and nurses at the TMBU. Born by emergency c-section at 25 weeks plus 2 days she weighed 1lb 7oz (660g).
She spent 45 days in intensive care, 14 days in high dependency and 36 days in special care before she was allowed to go home. During her stay she required oxygen and breathing support via ventilation, cpap, optiflow, and nasal cannula. Developing pneumonia and e-coli, needing a lumbar puncture to rule out meningitis were some of the hurdles we faced.
Having seen our baby develop on such a rollercoaster journey and meeting many others along the way, we feel we owe so much back to the unit - which is why we want to raise awareness and give back to the TMBU. We want you to feel a part of the thank you and as Nova was born 15 weeks early, we want to donate 15% of your purchase to the TMBU.