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Jennifer McDonald

About Jennifer McDonald

Jennifer McDonald (Canada) is the mother of two children including her son, Lochlan who was born 15 weeks early. She prematurely ruptured her membranes at 21 weeks and four weeks later, Lochlan was born via emergency c-section after cord prolapse weighing 1 lb. 12 oz. After a long emotional roller coaster including two eye surgeries, a blood infection, blood transfusions, pneumonia and other issues, he finally came home on oxygen assistance. Other than BPD, he is a happy, healthy and very busy toddler. You can read about their journey on Jennifer’s personal blog or follow her on Pinterest.

Connecting With Your Preemie in the NICU

Kangaroo Care

With all of the overwhelming changes that come from having a preemie in the NICU, one thing that can greatly impact your mood, vibe, or experience is the care provided by the nurses. But another thing that can impact it as well:  you. We spent a lot of time in the NICU with Lochlan having […]

Blogging as NICU Therapy

Lochlan first picture

I like to write lists. Then write them again because I’ve either left the list at home and I’m at work, or it’s in my other jeans pocket, or I wrote it on a receipt and ended up throwing it out thinking it was garbage, or I’ve just completely lost it. Either way, writing things […]