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Beyond the hospital bag

By Tiny Tickers parent-to-be Virtual Group Facilitator and heart mum, Abbie Mitchell. “Have you packed your hospital bag yet?” A question many parents-to-be get asked as the weeks (or even months!) near closer to a due date. What if you are going to be a heart parent, though? Does ‘the hospital bag’ then have a…

The North Coast 500

In June 2021, Mourad Senouci cycled 500 miles around the beautiful north coast of Scotland, in order to raise money for Tiny Tickers in memory of his son, Zaki. Here, he tells all about his incredible, and at times harrowing, journey.

Maternal mental health Q&A with Abbie Mitchell

During Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, heart mum and Tiny Tickers virtual support group facilitator, Abbie Mitchell, answered questions on our Facebook page about maternal mental health, based on her experience as a heart mum and working in mental health peer support. We’ve posted all the questions and answers below and we hope you find…

Virtual Peer Support Groups

By Tiny Tickers’ Project Support Officer, Vicky Woodmansey One of the messages that we have found to be the most powerful to impart to new parents faced with a congenital heart disease (CHD) diagnosis for their baby, has always been, “You are not alone”. Whether through our printed booklets giving advice from other parents, our…

Tiny Tickers launches new condition specific webinars for health professionals

By Tiny Tickers’ Head of Training, Anne Rhodes As Head of Training for Tiny Tickers, my focus is mainly on delivering training to sonographers and other health professionals that provide obstetric scans. The aim of this is to give health professionals the confidence, knowledge and skills to better spot heart defects during pregnancy screening thus…