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Reader story: My Little Hero

The following story is from Preemie Babies 101 reader Cecily. If you’d like to share your NICU story with us, click the Share Your Story link, or email leighann@handtohold.org. What were the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth? In 1984, I had a complicated pregnancy, placenta previa, and was on bed rest. I had two beautiful children, a son, and […]

How A Random Act Of Kindness Help Us Through Our NICU Journey

It was typical morning in the NICU, a place that felt like home after months of daily visits. As I sat watching my daughter sleep, a nurse walked up to me with a package in hand. It was addressed to Peyton, my lone surviving triplet. I quickly opened the box, unwrapping a gift from the […]

Reader Stories

Every once in a while readers write in to share their stories with us. These readers open their hearts to share their hope, their reasons to celebrate, and sometimes even their heartache. Here are just a few of those stories. Hisham the Super Hero My son, Hisham, was born at 23 weeks gestation in May […]

Emerging from Trauma: Stephanie’s NICU Journey

I had my daughter 17 months ago, but it seems like a lifetime. We didn’t have a hard time getting pregnant. It was almost instant. But staying pregnant was a different story for me. I ended up in the hospital at 27 weeks, 4 days with preterm premature rupture of the membranes (pPROM). My water […]

The NICU World

My twin boys were
born in the 29th week of my pregnancy [Read more]