“Preemie Parents: 26 Ways to Grow with Your Premature Baby”, by Tami C. Gaines, was generously donated to me so I could read and review it. I sat down today and gave it my full attention and was surprised at how quickly I was able to get through the book. I must congratulate Tami on [...]
I found this video on YouTube. It’s the story of Ronan, born at 27-weeks due to PROM.
I found this poem on a preemie forum about a year ago and thought it was cute. http://www.preemiecare.org/jollynicu.htm Jolly Old St. Nicu ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in each isolette Little creatures were squirming and getting all set; Machinery sat by their bedsides with care, In hopes that good breathing skills soon would be [...]
November 17, 2010, is Prematurity Awareness Day. The campaign going around is Bloggers Unite! Everyone is encouraged to blog about preemies or for a baby that you love to help others and to spread the word about preemies. If you have a blog of your own I encourage you to get involved and fight for [...]
My sister just gave me her copy of “Newsweek”, the November 1, 2010 edition, because it had an article about prematurity inside. “The Prematurity Puzzle”, by Jeneen Interlandi on page 42, professes the new discovery that the placenta is an actual organ. The idea presented is that the placenta may play a vital role in [...]
Last night I finished reading The Preemie Primer, by Jennifer Gunter, MD. Truthfully, it’s the first book about preemie babies that I’ve read cover to cover. I was pleasantly surprised at how helpful and informative many sections of the book were, but I was also disappointed at how unpersonal it was. Jennifer does share her [...]
So, I’m reading The Preemie Primer, by Jennifer Gunter, MD, and the book starts out with some general information about prematurity, descriptions of the causes of prematurity, and many statistics about rates of survival and other things. I’m not very far into it yet, but I was imagining parents of preemies picking the book up [...]