Our little boy arrived a bit early due to placenta previa - undiagnosed by two GPs. He weighed 3.5 lbs He would have been the first baby boy to be born in our extended family.

This was in 1962 when there was no support; I was sent home leaking milk but with no advice. An on-call GP came on the Sunday and treated me with kindness and stopped the milk.

As I had several several miscarriages following the tragedy we thought one little girl was our lot. However, in 1967 a relative had a boy she couldn't care for and we adopted him; he's been a treasure.

I think of our lost son frequently....