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Preemies: Now and Then

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Today, I know more about preemies. After speaking with several neonatologists, I know that most of them feel comfortable when they hear an infant is at least 28 weeks GA.

11 Fun Ways to Improve Your Baby's Lung Capacity

Jennifer Degl | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Degl

According to the American Lung Association- about 5,000 to 10,000 babies born in the United States each year have BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia). BPD is also known as Chronic Lung Disease. More babies today have BPD than 30 years ago because more and more very premature babies are surviving.

Preemies In Pain Get Relief With Micro-Pacifier

Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents

By: Harriet Miller, CPN, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies Published: 06/01/2015 04:42 PM EDT on LiveScience Harriet Miller, CPN, a nurs...

Why I Walk at the March for Babies

Chris Wang | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Chris Wang

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Let's do something about this! Find a walk that is close to you. Trust me, it will be an inspiring day for everyone.

Prematurity and the Bravest Thing I Didn't Do

Kayla Aimee | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Kayla Aimee

I was wretched and retching and people said, "Maybe you have strep throat, too," but I didn't have strep throat. I had the kind of fear that reaches into your insides and empties you out and makes you certain that you can not step one foot away from your child, much less walk on to a plane.

More Hospitals Are Accepting Breast Milk Donations For Babies Who Aren't Getting Enough

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

One Massachusetts nonprofit is helping hospitalized babies reap the benefits of consuming breast milk. And its services are in high demand. Mother...

What I Got Wrong About Babies

Alana Romain | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Alana Romain

There are a few universal truths about tiny, baby humans. They cry. They poop a lot. They need a lot of love and attention (but not actually a whole lot else). They have delicious-smelling heads. But there was one thing I got wrong about those little, love-and-attention-needing babies.

My Daughter Was 1.25 Pounds When She Was Born

Alexandra Le Dauphin | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Le Dauphin

Very premature birth leaves scars for life. The tears in my eyes while I write this are proof that even after eight years, the pain is still there.

What Parents Of Premature Babies Know For Sure

Alana Romain | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Alana Romain

Preemie moms know loss. They know what it's like to imagine their futures and those of their children and know that maybe it will be much harder than they ever imagined. But they also know other things.

Top 10 Things This Preemie Parent Is Thankful For

Jennifer Degl | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Degl

As Prematurity Awareness Month (November) comes to an end and Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to share the top 10 things I'm thankful for as the parent of a preemie, as unconventional as they may be.

The Ghosts That Haunt This Preemie Mom

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

My daughter, Jane, was born at 32 weeks gestation. I hadn't had a baby shower yet. The nursery was a painted room filled with boxes. We hadn't even taken birthing classes yet; they were scheduled for the following Tuesday (Jane would be a week old by then).

What We Left When We Left the NICU

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

The perinatologist thought my baby would survive better outside the womb than inside my body. Then he asked when I had last eaten.

The Surprising Thing I Learned From Having A Micro-Preemie

Kayla Aimee | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Kayla Aimee

I fought futilely against my own body so that giving birth to my only child would not be the thing that killed her.

Couple Marries In NICU So 11-Week-Old Son Can Be There Too

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.22.2014 | Weddings

Kristi Warriner and Justin Nelson refused to tie the knot unless everyone in their family was present -- including their 11-week-old son JJ. To mak...

I Am A Preemie Parent

Heather Spohr | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Heather Spohr

The first time I was told my child was going to die, I was about seven weeks pregnant. There was no way of knowing it then, but those words started me on my path to becoming a Preemie Parent.

Dad Makes Iron Man Costume For His Preemie Son In The Hospital 'To Help Him Feel Brave'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents

Dad Eric Hart's 4-month-old son Collier was born premature with underdeveloped lungs and has spent his entire life thus far in the hospital. For Colli...

Our Life With Wes

Ashbey Riley | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Ashbey Riley

In my mind, my son, Wes, is tall. He is kind and smart and full of sweet mischief. He loves to run. He runs everywhere, down the hall, down the street. Always with a sly grin. Like his dad. He has his dad's eyes and his perfect nose and his lips.

10 Reasons Preemies Are Rock Stars

Jessica Bensten | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

You and me, we had the same due date, but I'm already 4 months old. As your seasoned elder, they're going to be comparing me to you, but I need you to know a few things.

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

Nick Hall | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Hall

Our daughter, Reece, has had many of the typical challenges that preemies face. We have learned to let go of our expectations, celebrate her milestones and appreciate all that she can do. It doesn't mean that it is easy. For her, or for us, but we are grateful.

Premature Baby's Incredible Transformation Is Proof That Miracles Do Happen

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents

From the moment Walker Pruett entered the world on April 25, he had to fight to survive. Born at 26 weeks (about three months premature), he weighed j...

I Struggled to Bond With My Second Son

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Grete DeAngelo

I have two sons, but because of circumstances surrounding their births, the bonding process felt instant and natural with my first child, but came much later with the second.

Beyoncé Gave A Donation To A TED Fellow That Could Save 1,900 Babies

TED Blog | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact

Jane Chen knew that, for her infant warmer to save lives, moms would need to be the evangelists for the device. But she had no idea that one of the wo...

Don't Blame Families for High Cost of Preemies, Let's Invest in Preventing Preterm Birth

Jill Teeters | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Jill Teeters

All the public and media talk about AOL's "distressed babies" in the last few days were more than just a distant public policy issue to my family. It happened to us.

A New Pacificer Could Send Preemies Home Sooner Than Expected

Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:50am EST (Reuters Health) - A pacifier-activated recording of mother singing may improve a prema...

Farah L. Miller

One Miraculous Year In The Life Of A Baby Born Too Soon | Farah L. Miller | Posted 11.21.2013 | Parents

It is one thing to make a video of your baby’s first year as a surprise for your wife. When that baby was born 15 weeks prematurely, scored the lowe...