LOOKING at energetic, active and independent toddler Mayla Murtagh you would not guess she was born premature, weighing just 990g and spent the first four months of her life in hospital.
Mildura mum Nicole Murtagh had a completely normal pregnancy until the 27 week mark when she had a placental abruption while at work, which resulted in her delivering three months early.
“It was pretty scary, within an hour of getting to the (Mildura Base) hospital we were told they had to deliver Mayla and possibly do a hysterectomy given some of the blood damage going on, but the whole team on the day were unbelievable,” she said.
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