Parents of Preemies: How to Best Care for your Premature Baby

Babies born before their due date may need extra special care up to the age of 24 months. After leaving the hospital, new parents of premature babies must be equipped with the knowledge and preparation to properly care for their infant at home. Having a baby who needs extra care is a big adjustment for […]

4 Crucial Steps to Caring for Premature Babies

Premature babies, or preemies, are not fully developed and for that reason they have special needs that need to be attended to by their parents, and often by health care professionals. What to Expect with Your Premature Baby If your baby is kept in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), your physician and other healthcare […]

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

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

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)

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 […]