First Baby of 2007…A PREEMIE

Reposted from PREEMIE e-NEWS… Each year, hospitals across the country eagerly await the first baby of the year. It seems the first baby is considered somewhat exceptional. The first baby born in 2007 was indeed special — she was a preemie! Nalaysia Raymond was born to Shaquencia Raymond at 4:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital

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Kangaroo Care Tips

No one told me about Kangaroo Care when my twin preemies were in the NICU.  I first heard the concept of placing the child’s ear on the parents bare chest above the heart a couple years later when a friend of mine had premature twins, and it seemed to prove beneficial. So, I was reading my Preemie Magazine

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The PREEMIE Act Passed!

Big news on Capitol Hill… the much-anticipated PREEMIE Act – introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Chris Dodd – was passed last week in the Senate. The bill will expand research on premature births, improve education for expectant mothers, and provide better treatment for preemie babies. President Bush is expected to sign the legislation.

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