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Kindergarten Readiness & Redshirting Your Preemie

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The following story is from Preemie Babies 101 reader Theresa. If you’d like to share your NICU story with us, click the Share Your Story link, or email leighann@handtohold.org.  I am a parent of micropreemie twins born 15 weeks early. I am one of … [Continue reading]

Finding a Professional Counselor: Seeking the Help You & Your Family Deserve

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As a parent, the range of emotions you experience are vast. When you become the parent of a medically fragile child, the experience becomes even more complex. While it is normal to have a range of feelings, you might find that these emotions become … [Continue reading]

My One and Only Preemie

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"Is he your only child?" or "Are you going to have anymore?" are two of my least favorite questions and also the two I am asked most often. I honestly wish the people asking understood how hard those kind of questions are for many parents to answer … [Continue reading]

How My Marriage Survived the NICU

Head in my hands, heart feeling as though it had been ripped from my chest, I wondered how this could have happened. How could a normal, healthy pregnancy result in an unexpected, premature birth? For mommas that have been in this same situation, you … [Continue reading]

FAQs: Sunscreen & Babies

Summer means sun and fun, and if you've recently emerged from isolation at the end of RSV season, you are more than ready to take advantage of the longer, warmer days by visiting the park or the pool. Being out and about means you're going to … [Continue reading]