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The Reeves Family – Freetown, PEI

Bella Mae Steve and Jessica

Twenty-five weeks into her pregnancy, Jessica Reeves of Freetown was hospitalized due to complications.

Five weeks later at just 30 weeks pregnant, Jessica delivered her daughter Bella Mae Reeves on December 17, 2011 through an emergency C-section. Born much earlier than Jessica and her husband Steve Reeves were prepared for, Bella Mae was born at just two pounds five ounces.

Once Bella Mae grew to three pounds, they returned home to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the QEH. Completely unaware of the NICU expertise in PEI, Jessica’s fears and anxieties were quickly put to rest upon meeting the exceptional pediatric doctors and nursing staff at the QEH, and experiencing the level of care that she and her daughter received.

The Reeves family is eternally grateful for the service and staff at the NICU for taking care of their family here at home, reducing anxiety, travel, and distance between them. Jessica experienced first-hand the added provisions and support the NICU receives for families from dedicated donors, like the Wo-He-Lo Club. Thanks to Wo-He-Lo fundraising and devotion toward neo-natal babies on PEI, mothers and babies have a higher level of comfort during their stay, while the equipment and technology is equal to other centres across the Maritimes.

Bella Mae is now doing great, and has caught up to her age group with no long term concerns to her health.

Bella Mae now