Posted by Rebecca on 1/17/2014
Overgrowth of bacteria may be responsible for the early birth of some newborns. Is there anything you can do?
NICU nurses who take care of preemies are a special breed, taking care of infants so small they could fit in the palm of your hand. Get to know them, you will need their support
How much oxygen supplementation is appropriate for a baby born prematurely? The debate over oxygen levels for preemies seems like it will continue at least for now.
Breast milk for preemies is best without question. Mother's milk is so complex as you will see from the potentially life saving benefits that can not be duplicated.
Premature births are on the decline which is good, but that still leaves the US last out of 8 developing countires.
What is a preemie? A preemie is an infant born prematurely or to soon. Learn the basics of becoming the parent of a preemie and life in the NICU
Gently cocooning your preemie with your hands is a wonderful way to bond & can clam them by making them feel secure at the warmth of your touch.
Gifts for a preemie in the NICU really can make a mommy grieving over this unexpected turn of events. Make her smile with a gift perfect for the NICU or a preemie's Take Home outfit.
It's almost time for the Miracle Babies 2012 Walk/Run to support families with infants in the NICU across the country.
More and more parents are choosing not to know the sex of their baby before the birth, the question is what can they wear when you take them home from the hospital?
Miracle Babies 3rd Annual Walk/Run was a great success with tremendous support.
Please help support the families of little ones in the NICU.
Enter for a chance to win a beautiful Max Daniel Giraffe print baby blanket. Details are here.
Please help raise funds for Miracle Babies who's mission is to support families a preemies & newborns in the NICU. To help go to Team AvaBaby's
Can I breastfeed my micro preemie is a question most mom's of a micro preemie ask. The answer is, it is quite possible. To find out how you might be able to breastfeed your micro preemie, read on.....
What to say to someone with a preemie in the NICU. Communicating with your preemie family & friends can be difficult, just what can you say?
All newborns go through a period of slowing of the formation of red blood cells. This mild anemia usually goes unnoticed in full term babies. In the case of a premature infant, what is usually normal, can cause quite a bit more of a problem. In full term infants as they become anemic, there is an increased production of something called erythropoietin or EPO which speeds up the production of red blood cells . In preemies this response is not quite what it should be yet and the production of red blood cells sloooows waaaaay down.