Something just didn't feel right. My stomach churned and the nausea set in as I realized the unimaginable: I was going into labor. Nurses rushed to my hospital room as a flurry of chaos surrounded me. I tried to stay calm, but as I looked at my husband, the tears and sobs set in.
It's a club no one wants to join, yet so many people are part of. We are all brought together by one common event; one that many of us would consider to be the worst day of our lives. And while it may seem like your world is caving in, this club is living proof that you will survive.
Smoothies made me a better mom. That sounds silly, right? Read on and you'll find out why giving my babies (now toddlers) smoothies helped me break free from a fear many preemie moms have... failure to thrive.
It's not uncommon for parents to wait until they see their baby to choose the perfect name. It makes sense -- this is their identity; what they will be known as for their entire life. But that wasn't our case.
The March for Babies is held yearly in over a thousand communities with the proceeds going to fund March of Dimes research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. This will be the 3rd year that my family participates in this wonderful event.
To begin, preeclampsia is a disease that affects pregnant women, often presenting itself with high blood pressure, high levels of protein in the urine and swelling of the legs -- symptoms all discoverable via routine evaluation during prenatal care checkups.
How can I say that although my daughter survived her extremely premature birth, with little long term medical consequences, that I still experienced a form of loss? What gives me the right to say that?
Music brought our family together during extraordinarily difficult times. As music filled Micah's hospital room, the songs nurtured our relationships. We bonded over music because it gave us a shared experience - that wasn't about the next medical procedure.
When NASA searches for life on other planets, it is not sufficient to just find life, but to ask the question, why did each stage (animated, free will, bioton, & entity) of stochastic dominance succeed or fail?
A baby born prematurely isn't necessarily sick or born early because of some disease or drug addiction. Preterm labor can start for any number of reasons. In my case, I had an incompetent cervix that couldn't carry the weight of two growing babies at once.