iOS app Android app

Premature Baby

Saint NICU

Jodi Dolezel | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Jodi Dolezel

Twas the night before Christmas, in the neonatal intensive care, all the babies were sleeping, while sounds of alarms, filled the air.

The NICU Ride Through the Eyes of a Nurse

Jodi Dolezel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Jodi Dolezel

The blessings and sadness of the NICU still remain, but lying beneath the mental and physical exhaustion is the overwhelming feeling of satisfaction that comes along with being a NICU nurse, and really there is no greater job than this.

When Your Baby Is 'Some Assembly Required'

Karyn Pickles | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

It took us long time to get pregnant with Molly. Not a long, long time, but long enough. Long enough to start to get used to the knot in my stomach every month as I counted the days and the symptoms, trying not to convince myself that every little twinge of nausea was a good sign.

The Long Ride With Wes

Ashbey Riley | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Ashbey Riley

The thing about having a baby in the NICU is that you never stop riding the emotional roller coaster. You're up and then down; it slows, but it never stops.

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.

Preemie Study Sparks Pointed Debate

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON — When Dagen Pratt's parents enrolled their tiny premature baby in a study of oxygen treatment, they didn't understand it was to test...

Journalist Reveals Heart-Wrenching Tale Of Having A Micro-Preemie

Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents

When Kelley Benham gave birth, she knew that statistics were not in her favor -- about one in 750 newborns arrive in the "micro-preemie" window, betwe...

WATCH: Miracle Baby Flies Home From Hospital In Time For First Birthday

Posted 08.17.2012 | Parents

A premature baby who spent most of her first year in the hospital has returned home just in time for her birthday. Born on August 22, 2011 at just 23 ...

Global Motherhood: Recognize Your Power To Make A Difference

Anne Geddes | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Anne Geddes

We must remember this simple fact that each premature baby is one person, who needs just one other person's help. One person helping another. We can change the world if we all pull together.

A Mother's Journey From 'What Ifs' to 'What Is'

Jennifer Peruso | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Peruso

It was agonizing to see his tiny body fighting so hard for survival. He could have fit in the palm of my hand, yet I wasn't allowed to hold him. I instantly knew his fight would become mine.

Baby Born Smaller Than A Soda Can Will Get To Go Home

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.05.2012 | Parents

LOS ANGELES -- At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces – less than...

'Tom Thumb', World's Smallest Baby Boy, Born Weighing Half A Pound (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Meet 'Tom Thumb,' the 25-week-old baby boy who weighed a mere 9.7 ounces at birth - less than a can of soda. Doctors believe the baby is likely to ...

Smog Is Increasing Risks Of Premature Births By 128%

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A comparison of medical records from 81,186 single child births to air pollution levels in the area revealed that high pollution exposure raised the r...