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We’d already had multiple traumatic births, each one chipping away at me until my mind said ‘that’s enough’.At one stage I stood on the maternity ward and said goodbye to the love of my life who I had loved since we met aged 16 on college induction day and had spent more than 20 years with by this point.

I remember thinking how did we go from the best feeling in the world to the worst, how was I going to bring up seven boys including a premature baby on my own, and how do I tell them mummy will not be coming home.

Mentally I broke in a way that I don’t think I will ever recover fully from. My wife recovered thankfully and my son who was in the newborn intensive care unit is now running around full of mischief.We’d already had multiple.

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