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 [...]
Understanding the health risks specific to premature babies will help you be able to administer the proper care for your own “preemie.” It is common for preemie teeth to come in without the protective enamel that are more often subject to decay, a condition known as enamel hypoplasia. It’s also probable that their teeth will [...]
Giving birth prematurely can be a terrifying experience, and one that can place a heavy strain on your marriage. Many first-time parents have yet to grow accustomed to the demands that raising an infant will require of them, as individuals and as a couple working together for the greater good, and a premature baby only [...]
You find yourself in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit); your baby has come into the world prematurely and suddenly your “perfect” pregnancy takes on an entirely new definition: that of being the parent of a premature baby.
The March of Dimes, in conjunction with Bloggers Unite is asking bloggers to put a badge on your blog this month for Prematurity Awareness Month… Do you know a baby that was born too soon, too small, unable to suck, unable to breathe on his own? Premature birth is a health crisis that jeopardizes the [...]