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Is there hope for crack babies?

When my preemie twins were in the NICU over eighteen years ago, there was a little black baby boy in the incubator next to them. No one ever came to see him. In fact, he didn’t even have a first name, so the nurses called …

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What to Expect in the NICU

What to Expect in the NICU
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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU, pronounced “nick-you”) may become your home-away-from-home if your baby is born prematurely. This is the section of the hospital tasked with caring for infants who are born early and cannot survive without help. It provides an environment that is …

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Premature Baby Development Stages

Premature Baby Development Stages
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People seem to harbor the notion that childbirth is some mystical experience that makes women part of a secret club and that mothers inherently know what to do with a baby as soon as it’s in their arms. While giving birth is certainly an amazing …

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The Challenges of a Premature Baby

The Challenges of a Premature Baby
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The news that your baby will be born prematurely may be incredibly difficult to cope with. The complications involved may overshadow the miracle of birth as your anxiety and stress reach terrifying heights concerning your child’s health. Although this situation can be worrisome, there are …

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Study

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Study

If you read our NICU story, you know that both of my twin daughters were diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) where the bowel become infected and dies.  Macy had seventeen inches of her small intestines removed and a temporary colostomy.  Mallory only had a few …

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