Meningitis: What every mum needs to know - Brona English, Snap Happy Mammy

In this episode we are joined by Bróna English a nurse and mum of two, mental health advocate and creator of @snaphappymammy to discuss a frightening but important topic, Meningitis. 

In late December 2021 Bróna’s young daughter became ill quite rapidly. 

From fun in the shower to lifeless Bróna understood that something must be seriously wrong. Bróna began to check Niamh for any signs or symptoms of what was wrong before trusting her gut and taking her to A&E.

Niamh was diagnosed as having Meningitis and in this episode we talk about the early signs every parent’s needs to know and how despite vaccination, Meningitis can still occur and the most important thing parents need to do is to ACT. 

For more information on the causes, symptoms and support for families who have experienced meningitis please visit

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