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Vaccinations and Your Preemie

Childhood vaccinations are often a hot topic these days, but so much of the discussion is about immunizing healthy, full-term babies. Is the conversation any different when it involves preemies? When my 26-weeker hit the 2-month mark, he was still hospitalized, and vaccinations were the furthest thing from my mind. I was in the here-and-now of oxygen […]

{FB Chat} Keep Your Child Well During RSV, Cold & Flu Season

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Gearing Up for RSV Season (7 Ways You Can Help)

It’s RSV season – every preemie parent’s least favorite time of year. But for my family last year, we actually welcomed lock down and isolation! Our 23-weeker, Jax, had just gotten home from the hospital and my husband and I were quickly realizing that we were exhausted. I’m not talking about the typical first-time-parents-with-a-new-baby-exhausted (although there […]

Next FB Chat: Keep Your Child Well During RSV, Cold & Flu Season

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 for Hand to Hold’s next Facebook chat from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CT on Hand to Hold’s Facebook wall. Neonatologist Dr. Mitchell Goldstein and RSV parent advocate Kristen Padavic will answer your questions about RSV, colds and flu and provide their best advice to help families make informed decisions to keep […]

Will Your Preemie Get the H1N1 Vaccine?

Hi everyone!  I apologize for being so lazy with posting lately.  Life has picked up a bit and I have been enjoying time with my family while we’re all in good health! I have been wondering lately about getting the H1N1 vaccine for swine flu.  I’m eager to get my preemie vaccinated when the vaccination […]