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Winter Flashback

For those of you who have discovered Preemie Babies 101 since last Christmas, I want to bring some archived posts to your attention that address concerns many preemie parents face during the holidays and the winter months.

In the NICU During the Holidays

Ideas for a NICU Care Basket

The Battle for Synagis

What is RSV and When is RSV Season?

Q&A:  Should I Switch Doctors?

NICU Nurses Good and Bad

Don’t forget to browse the archives now and then to find posts relevant to the season and to your particular needs.

Merry Christmas!

Afton Mower About Afton Mower

After Mower (UT) lost her firstborn son at 21 weeks.  Her daughter was born a year and a half later at 27 weeks.  The NICU was overwhelming and isolating and it was through those two experiences she was led to found this social hub for parents to find the support they needed. Afton also gave birth to another daughter, born two days overdue after four months of strict bedrest. She believes it is a tender experience to hold a special baby in your arms when his spirit returns to his heavenly home, a miracle to watch tiny babies survive the risks of prematurity and a blessing to hold a healthy full-term baby after months of difficulty and sacrifices.

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