Weston father releases book about his son’s premature birth

PUBLISHED: 19:00 09 March 2018

Matthew, aged nine, with his mum and dad.

Matthew, aged nine, with his mum and dad.


A Weston father has released a book which he hopes will help parents with premature newborns.

Former journalist Darren Bane, aged 48, has published a diary called The Bane Of My Life which covers the first six months of his son’s life.

Matthew Bane was born at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol three months’ early.

Matthew’s mother, Deborah, was 26 weeks’ pregnant when she underwent an emergency caesarean operation on May 3, 2008, after suffering from pre-eclampsia and Hellp syndrome.

He had chronic lung disease and metabolic bone disease and had to spend the first six months in the hospital before he was officially discharged two years later.

Now as Matthew approaches his 10th birthday, the book is ready and on sale.

It is available from www.lulu.com, Amazon and Barnes and Noble and costs £2.50-10, with a minimum of £1 going to Cots For Tots.

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