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The Murdoch Children's Research Institute blog Featuring stories, opinons and news from our research team, patients and staff.

My husband Justin and I, like all new parents, were both anxious and excited about the impending birth of our first child. Ashton was born eight weeks early, after I went into premature labour at 29 weeks pregnant. At five days old a routine brain scan revealed he had rare brain abnormality. Everything changed for us from that day.