Baby Oliver Appeal
Baby Oliver McCann Coniam Died at 4.10am 25th June 530oz, Born, breathing
and moving but the hospital did not try to rescusitate as he was just
23 weeks old. Mum and Dad Perry and Sammy have been out of work due to
being in hospital and we are trying to raise as much as we can to give
him a funeral, as he will be loved and remembered forever.
We want to raise awareness about how many babies die because the hospitals decide not to rescusitate under 24 weeks. this is not right, there are many babies surviving at 21,22 and 23 weeks. Baby Oliver was breathing, moving etc for 7 minutes he was NOT still born. What gives the nurses the right to decide these babies die and are not worth saving?? they decided before even seeing him, weighing him etc.. we need to change the fact that baby Oliver was not given a chance. He was fighting for his life and they just left him to die. What better cause is there for tax paters money than to save these tiny babies??
We are fighting for Baby Oliver and hope everyone will join us and try to change this travesty.
Children born alive before 23 weeks (sometimes even 27 weeks) are currently refused the chance of life saving treatment due to the low viability rates. The majority of these babies are classed as miscarriages or still borns and their parents refused birth and death certificates. We want the law changed to allow any child born that makes an attempt to survive alone to be given treatment to help sustain life if the parents wish this for their child. We also propose that birth certificates be awarded to all children born alive regardless of gestation. The reason the stastics are not available for babies born before 23 week gestation is because they are not recorded unless parents fight for the certificate. OUR AIM'S 1 - For parents to be able to make an informed choice about the care of their baby and for them to decide on the treatments their babies receive. If born alive the baby should be given a chance. 2- For parents to receive both birth and death certificates. 3- For our babies to be recognised as a baby not a miscarriage.