Jemma writes “On September 12th 2018 our wonderful rainbow baby boy Quinn was born at 38+3 weighing 8lb 10oz, he was perfect. I had antibiotics in labour as planned with the consultant and Quinn was given antibiotics for 48hrs and closely monitored. We were released from hospital 3 days after he was born and thankfully he wasn’t effected by group B Strep.”
Sadly Quinn’s older brother Brody Allen Thompson was stillborn on 25th August 2017.
Jemma continues to tell us, “Quinn means we can smile again and enjoy our little boy. He has helped with the healing but obviously is never a replacement. We will continue to talk about Brody and tell his little brother all about him when he can understand.
For the rest of my life I will talk about him and raise awareness of group B Strep, in the hopes I can prevent other parents going through what we have. Although it doesn’t feel like it, anyone who is pregnant and knows they carry group B Strep are actually very lucky that they know, they are in control and simple antibiotics can minimise the risk to baby in labour.”
Baby Quinn now nearly 9 months old.