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Jennifer Beatty About Jennifer Beatty

Jennifer Beatty (TX) is the mother of two active boys born early and a social worker employed by Hand to Hold. With her first son, she delivered at 36 weeks and experienced a brief overnight stay in the NICU for blood sugar issues. After fertility issues with her second pregnancy, Jennifer was devastated to have an emergency delivery at 30 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia. Though her younger son only weighed 2 pounds 9 ounces at birth, he came home after 45 days in the NICU at just over 5 pounds and is a strong and healthy preschooler.


  1. My son was born full term but he still ended up in the NICU. He also ended up being hospitalized at 1 month with RSV. Right now he’s supper stuffy and has a runny nose. I suck out his nose but it only helps for a little bit and then he’s stuffy again. Should I be nervous that this isn’t just the common cold? Should I bring him to the doctors? I haven’t heard any wheezing and no fever still eating good. Any suggestions?

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