We are delighted to reveal the final cover of Twenty-Four Plus Six by Amy Brett.
Inviting readers into the rollercoaster journey of what happened when author Amy Brett gave birth to her daughter at just twenty-four weeks and six days, Twenty-Four Plus Six is a no-holds barred account of moral dilemmas and choices that nobody expects to make. Amy lifts the lid on taboo topics – medical mistakes, inconsistent standards in neonatal care and maternal mental health issues, all against the backdrop of unfaltering love for her daughter. Amy’s baby mercifully came home, but so did her lasting trauma.
Published on 24th October 2023, Twenty-Four Plus Six – A Family Journey Through Neonatal Care is a heart-rending, yet highly significant read.
Imparting the physical, emotional and psychological realities of her daughter being born fifteen weeks premature, Amy Brett uses her expertise as a non-fiction writer to bring her story to the attention of others, and to support the 100,000 other families each year who find themselves experiencing the tumultuous ups and downs of neonatal care.
A story of incredible courage and resilience, the author also shines a much-needed light on the inconsistencies of the neonatal medical system, and the unimaginable fallout that ensues when a family is affected by these fluctuations.
Against all odds, Amy brought her daughter home, but in writing her memoir, she breaks the taboos surrounding premature birth and highlights how the mental health of a mother can suffer indelible scars from a neonatal experience.
Praise for Twenty-Four Plus Six:
“A raw and valuable insight into perinatal trauma.” – Laura Corrigan, Mindful Mums
“An essential read for any parent – not just those of preemies.” – Carl MacDonald, author of ‘PremDad’
“A visceral account of neonatal care that will resonate with those who’ve been there and inform those who haven’t.”
– Dr R L Collum, Lecturer at Sunderland University
“A searingly honest account of how anybody’s life can be turned upside down in a heartbeat.” – Julie Voong, Fundraiser & Ambassador Ickle Pickles Charity
“Instrumental in bringing about the change so desperately needed.” – Hannah Grout, PR Officer Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust
“Essential reading for all healthcare professionals who come into contact with families during the perinatal period.”
– Julie Lester, Parental Mental Health Worker, Mind
“Powerful, moving, heartfelt and poignant.” – Maria Chifa, author of ‘Poetry From Within the NICU’