A Nottingham mum who was stuck in Greece for three months after giving birth prematurely while on holiday has finally returned to the UK. Thurza Blagg, Since sherwoodgave birth to son Sindos at just 28 weeks on May 22.
She was finally able to return to the UK on August 14 and says it’s “nice to be back”. When Ms. Blagg gave birth to Sindos, he weighed just one kilogram.
Speaking on her return to the UK, the 32-year-old said: “It’s good to catch up on some time to bond. I feel like I missed a lot, and now we are catching up. It’s nice to be able to feed him, cuddle him and change his diapers in an environment where I feel relaxed.
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“I pray for good health, I pray for stability. I pray for peace. It has been a challenge to put him on a healing path. I hope for a smooth transition to the NHS.
“I hope I’ve brought awareness to what I’ve been through. I feel really anxious for the future, not just for my son, but when you’ve been through trauma after trauma, I just think sometimes, that I hope that there is nothing around the corner because i would like to enjoy this time with my son now.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me.” Ms Blagg’s partner Paul Ahad sadly took his own life in January and while she hopes she can close the door on the trauma of her time in Greece, she believes Paul will always be a part of her baby’s life.
Ms Blagg was rushed to Rhodes Hospital on May 12 when her water broke while traveling. vacation. She was then transferred to Alexandra Hospital in Athens and on May 22 gave birth to her son.
Sindos underwent a number of medical procedures in Greece and Ms Blagg told Nottinghamshire Live in July she had only been able to hold her baby three times. Ms Blagg explained that it took four weeks to obtain an emergency passport for Sindos and believes the process needs to change, noting how difficult the application was without access to amenities such as reliable Wi-Fi access .
The mother started the application on July 19 and received the passport on August 11. She added: “For me, an emergency means a quick turnaround and four weeks to get a passport – I think that’s ridiculous.”
An FCDO spokesperson said: “We supported a British family in Greece and were in contact with the local authorities. »