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How do I share our premature baby story? Talk to the Press!

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DanielleStokes

‘I would like to share our premature baby story with other parents.  How do I do this?

If you’re parents and have been wondering ‘how to do we share our premature baby story’, Talk to the Press can help you publish your story in magazines and newspapers. Simply fill out the form on this page and we’ll give you a story valuation and let you know which magazines would like to print your story.  Our service is free and there is no obligation.  You only need to provide a few of the basic details of what happened initially.

This week Talk to the Press helped a client share her incredible story with The Sun after she uploaded a pic of her premature baby’s progress everyday on Facebook to show the daily struggles of being parents to a premature baby.

When 25 year old Danielle’s baby was born at 25 weeks – 15 weeks early – in June this year, weighing just 2lb.7, medics were convinced her boy wouldn’t make it.Sadly, little Reggie was born with a severe infection and contracted E.coli at just 12 days old, and given just a 20% chance of surviving.

Touchingly, Danielle – who’s a singer and a dental manager – and partner of one year Matt, 26, an electrical engineer, stayed by their son’s bedside for 12 hours a day at Bradford Royal Infirmary – 120 miles from their home in Skegness, Yorkshire – because it specialises in caring for premature babies.

After Matt’s paternity leave ended in July, Danielle has spent a whopping £2,700 on staying in the hospital’s £25-a-night accommodation for three and a half months.

In August, the mum created a Facebook page called Reggie’s Journey and uploaded photos documenting her son’s journey, to keep friends and family at home updated on his progress.

What’s more, the new mum decided to post a photo a day of her son, plus other quotes and images to inspire other parents of premature children.

Now, Danielle posts every day and has racked up 600 followers, including premature parents from as far as Australia and America.

Now, Reggie – who now weighs 8lb.11 – jas been discharged and is home for Christmas.

Touchingly, the mum wants to use Reggie’s Journey to support other parents of premature children.

She says: “Creating a Facebook group started out as a way to keep my family at home updated on Reggie’s health, because texting and calling was too stressful.

“It’s heartbreaking to be a parent but not be able to cuddle your child  when you want to.

“My photos may not be the type of baby pics people normally post online, but not every baby is born healthy, and people need to see that and realise how hard it is for parents like us.”

Raising awareness through the media

Danielle’s aim was to raise awareness and help other parents who may be going through something similar to her.

Doing interviews with papers, magazines, TV and radio is a great way to gain exposure for a cause close to your heart.

We placed her story with the Sun and we’re in the process of securing her magazines and TV deals too.

Would you like to share your story?

If you’re thinking of sharing your story and want to know how. Fill out the form on our site or call us on 0207 549 5406. Everything is completely confidential until we’ve secured you an offer you’re happy with. If you’re not happy with an offer, you’re not obliged to go through with anything. We will keep updated every step of the way and try and make the process as stress-free as possible for you.

 

Finding out more about the story selling process

If you would like to learn more about how to sell a story to the press, see our Sell My Story – How it Works page.

 

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