Preemie Twins in the NICU – 10 tips from a NICU nurse

NICU = Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

When parents are expecting twins, they often wonder – will my babies have to spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)? Approximately 60 percent of twins are born prematurely, and nearly 50 percent of twins will be born at low birth weight, which means many newborn twins need the extra in-hospital care of […]

Factor V Leiden May Cause Premature Birth

Blood Cells

My brother, who is quite active, just thought he had pulled a muscle when he came down with leg pain. But the pain kept getting worse, and it turned out he had not one, but two blood clots in his leg. Now a healthy 35-year old male rarely comes down with blood clots. The doctor […]

Preemie the Explorer: The Little Rocket Who Took Off Too Soon (Book)

Preemie the Explorer: The Little Rocket Who Took Off Too Soon.

Rohan Haggart recently wrote a book to help children who face the ongoing challenges associated with premature birth entitled Preemie the Explorer: The Little Rocket Who Took Off Too Soon. The book is a story about “Preemie,” the little rocket, who, due to a terrible storm, is forced to take off from his launching platform […]

How Families Can Share In Their Preemie’s Music Therapy Experience

kid music

When an expectant mother goes into premature labor, often doctors can find a way to stop the process so that she is able to carry her baby full term. However there are times when the baby just insists on being born right then and there. What Is a Preemie? Babies born before the 37th week […]

Medical Supplies that Preemies may need

Apnea Monitor

When your baby is a premature it can be very scary to wait for them to get released from the hospital. When you finally are able to bring your baby home there might be some medical equipment you will need to have. The first piece of equipment you will need is an apnea monitor. Sometimes […]