Since my daughter Daphne was born three and a half years ago, I have read hundreds of stories of babies who were born too soon. They are all different, all heartbreaking and many of them share one thing: surprise. A normal pregnancy, nowhere near term, interrupted, lives changed. That is not my prematurity story. As [...]
I witnessed the scene countless times during Daphne’s five-month stay: a father entering the NICU for the first time. He approaches the incubator alone, tentatively, blue gown over his clothes. Peeking into the acrylic incubator from a few feet away, he is approached by a doctor with a report on his new baby. His precious [...]
The following is a photo gallery of preemies born from 25 to 27 weeks gestation. Click on a picture and navigate through the gallery to see specific information about each baby. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to submit pictures of their preemies to make this post possible. Please leave any [...]
I found this video on YouTube. It’s the story of Ronan, born at 27-weeks due to PROM.
This personal story was submitted by Angela, one of our readers. Birth Story of Robert “Bobby” Christopher Hora Born 12/20/2010 at 6:13am Premature at 27 weeks and 5 days. On November 23 2010, I was admitted to Kaiser – Mothers and Baby Unit in Roseville CA for preterm labor and bulging bag of water. I [...]
This story was submitted by one of our readers. I had had a relatively normal pregnancy, despite being under extreme levels of stress due to personal and family tragedies. I was a little bit concerned as I hadn’t gained much weight throughout the pregnancy and at 6 months I was hardly showing at all. Over [...]