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10 Reasons Preemies Are Rock Stars

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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...

Jackie Kennedy's Five Pregnancies -- the Tragic and the Successful

Steven Levingston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven Levingston

Jackie became pregnant for the first time in 1955 but after three months "suffered a miscarriage and learned that carrying and delivering a child would always be difficult for her," recalled JFK's friend and adviser Ken O'Donnell.

The 2 Things That Could Keep Premature Babies Alive

Dr. Jennifer L. Howse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jennifer L. Howse

More than 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy every year, and one million of those babies die before they are one month old. Here's how you can help.

Dear NICU Nurse

Heather Hucks | Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents
Heather Hucks

I didn't know that you would be the one to hold and rock my baby when I wasn't there. I didn't know you. I didn't know how intertwined our lives would become. I know you now. I'll never be able to think of my child's life without thinking of you.

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...

What My Baby's Scars Have Taught Me

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

There was a host of natural light in the playroom, which brought the ripples of scar tissue into clearer view, making the white lines more prominent. Seeing how imperfectly straight they were, I could envision the surgeon's hand making meticulous cuts on his tiny, 4 lb. body,

On The Wings Of A Nightingale

Mike Spohr | Posted 08.05.2013 | Parents
Mike Spohr

It was only as I left the PICU that I felt humanity. There, sitting on a chair with a single tear rolling down her cheek, was my nurse. Her tear told me that she cared.

Tiny Hands and Big Smiles: Faces From Edna Adan Maternity Hospital

Friends of Edna's Maternity Hospital | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Friends of Edna's Maternity Hospital

The Edna Adan University Hospital is a nonprofit facility that provides care to expectant mothers and their babies regardless of their ability to pay. We want to say thanks to the hundreds of people who have donated generously to Edna's hospital in the RaiseForWomen Challenge.

How Music May Help Premature Babies Adapt

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his ey...

New Research Raises Fresh Concerns About Bed Rest During Pregnancy

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies – bed rest – doesn't seem to preven...

Doctors Divided Over Best Oxygen Levels for Preemies

Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/05/2013 09:31 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Extremely premature babies need oxy...

Newborn Reportedly Sent To Hospital Morgue In Brazil While Still Alive

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

A premature baby born in a hospital in Brazil was reportedly sent to the morgue while still alive. The child later died after the staff was unable to ...

A Simple Change to Save 830,000 Lives

Ashley Morton | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Ashley Morton

In the U.S., mothers choose to breastfeed for a variety of reasons but in most cases the reason isn't that their child will die otherwise.

A Mom's Perspective on the Fiscal Cliff

Kari Anne Roy | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Kari Anne Roy

Who exactly are the entitled moochers who benefit from Medicaid? In fact, half of the Americans covered by Medicaid are children, and one who is especially close to my heart is my 4-year-old son, Isaac.

Iron May Prevent Behavioral Issues In Small Babies

Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - Iron supplements may help boost brain development and ward off behavioral problems in babies who are born a bit on the small si...

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...

As Premature Births Rise, Disability Rates Likely To Increase: Studies

Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents

By Kate Kelland LONDON | Tue Dec 4, 2012 6:38pm EST (Reuters) - Little progress has been made in improving the long-term health of extremely p...

Grieving Mom Warns Of Avoidable Infant Death

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents

Niki Cunningham of Devon, England, hadn't worried about vasa previa, a condition that can make the umbilical cord rupture during labor. She had no ...