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How Being a Preemie Mom Made Me a Better Person

How Being a Preemie Mom Made Me a Better Person People say that being a new parent is a game changer, and even though I had been hearing this all my life, it surprised me how much being preemie mom changed me. Most parents walk out of their child’s birth with their newborn in their arms, eager to spend a lifetime raising their little miracle. This is not the case for several preemie¬†families. My son […] Read more…

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Kangaroo Care Basics

Kangaroo Care Basics: How we Did it and How it Improved our Health!

Kangaroo Care Basics: How we Did it and How it Improved our Health! I used to say that Ollie was the one who did Kangaroo Care to me as opposed to me doing it to him. It felt more than right, as many preemie moms I wasn’t allowed to hold him until three weeks after he was born. I was craving to hold my baby, but what I got to do was so much more […] Read more…

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Preemie Sleep Set-Up

Preemie Sleep Set-Up: My List of Essentials

Preemie Sleep Set-Up: My List of Essentials When our preemie boy came home, we fussed over his well being day and night. As with most parents, the thought of having him sleep away from us scared us. For us, it was more than just the thought, Ollie went home on oxygen and weighing under 4 lb 6 oz. He was healthy, but he needed extra care. And we were happy to provide! Choosing a preemie […] Read more…

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Preemie Sleep Environment

Preemie Sleep Environment: Putting our Premature Baby to Bed!

Preemie Sleep Environment: Putting our Premature Baby to Bed! It’s common for parents of premature babies to worry about our preemie sleep environment. We wonder if it’s safe, if our baby will sleep well, and if we can ease our worries during bedtime. Often, premature parents have additional concerns. There are no two babies that are the same, just like no two preemie parents have the exact same situation. However, generally speaking, we do share […] Read more…

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High-Risk Pregnancy

10 Useful Tips that helped me Overcome a High-Risk Pregnancy

10 Useful Tips that helped me Overcome a High-Risk Pregnancy When I found out I was pregnant, I was beyond happy, and, although at first, my experience was like any other, it soon became a high-risk pregnancy. By the time I was 20 weeks pregnant, I was showing shockingly early signs of pre-eclampsia, and my world crumbled. Whatever beautiful future I had imagined with my husband and child soon vanished to make way for a […] Read more…

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