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Surviving the NICU - Premature Baby

Giving birth prematurely is a tramatic event, culminating in a nerve wracking and overwhelming ordeal. Professionals and parents provide advice, stories, and support to help your family survive the NICU.

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Preemie Parenting in the NICU
Your Preemie Baby's Sense of Touch and Pain
Your preemie baby responds to touch and pain at a very young age. This discussion of touch, comfort, and pain management in the NICU explains how can you help your baby feel more secure.
Keeping a Preemie Baby Diary in the NICU
A diary of your concerns and emotions helps you keep your sanity, when your preemie baby is in the hospital. Menetra D. Hathorn
Breastfeeding Your Preemie in the NICU
A pump wasn't what I had planned, but it was the most important thing I could do for him. Encouragement for breastfeeding your preemie in the NICU. Kristine Repino
Make Friends with the Monitors When Your Baby is in the NICU
Keep an eye on your baby's monitors in the NICU Dr. Laura Nathanson
Saving Memories of your Preemie Baby in the NICU
Like any child, preemies love to hear their stories, so here are some tips for making memories while in the NICU. Kristie McNealy
Helping Parents Survive the Emotional "Roller Coaster Ride" in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit
By sharing my journey, my joy, and my pain I hope to give other nurses better insight in helping preemie parents survive their emotional "roller coaster ride" in the NICU. Dianne Maroney
Providing Comfort and Developmentally Supportive Care for Your Premature Baby
How you can comfort your premature baby in the NICU by minimizing noise, providing positioning support, and reading your baby's clues. Susan L. Madden
Kangaroo Care Benefits
Research and results supporting kangaroo care of pre-term infants. Krisanne Larimer
How to Participate in the Physical Care of Your Premature Baby in the NICU
Providing basic physical care for your premature baby in the NICU - taking temperature, diapering, mouth care and bathing. Susan L. Madden
What Every Preemie Parent Needs to Know About Newborn Intensive Care
Jeanete Zaichkin, editor of Newborn Intensive Care offers experienced advice for parents of premature babies in intensive care, in this exclusive interview. Allison Martin
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Developmental Care: Overstimulation and Your Premature Baby
Your premature baby gets upset easily - what can you do to help? Maren Peterson-DeGroff
Prematurity Books
Recommended books and author interviews for preemie parents. Allison Martin
Parent Advocates : Born in the NICU
A parent’s participation in their premature child’s care in the NICU plays a significant role in their effectiveness after discharge, when they advocate for their special needs child. Allison Martin
Ambiguous Loss
Experiencing joy and grief after the birth of a premature child. Kimberly A. Powell
Preemie Parenting : What A Difference A Year Makes
The joys and fears of a premature birth, and the miracle of friends on the journey. Laura Biddle-Bruckman
Preemie Parent NICU Stories
Born Too Soon
Elizabeth Mehren, author of Born Too Soon, provides advice to parents in the NICU and discusses her book, in this exclusive interview. Allison Martin
Tommy's Early Start
A preemie mom share the story of her premature baby's birth. Darlene Almer
Living Miracles
Co-author Kimberly Powell describes her experiences editing the collection of preemie parent stories in Living Miracles in this exclusive interview. Allison Martin
Living Miracles
Co-author Kim Wilson she shares her thoughts on her book of preemie parent stories, Living Miracles, in this exclusive interview. Allison Martin
Kangarooing My Little Miracle
Personal story of providing kangaroo care in the NICU. Krisanne Larimer
Where Am I? Who Am I?
Stream of consciousness in the NICU - exploring the feelings of a mother of a newborn premature baby. Pat Linkhorn
Prematurity Books
Remarkable NICU stories from preemie parents.
Preemie Parent Support
Prematurity Forum
Open forum for parent's to raise questions and discuss the effects of prematurity on their children. Parents of preemie children of any age are welcome to participate.
Share Your Child's Accomplishments
Share your joy with other parents in our Guest Book.
Prematurity Mailing Lists and Forums
Directory of discussion groups for preemie parents.
Special Needs Mailing Lists
This well known directory provides an annotated listing of email discussion groups for parents of children with disabilities and special needs.
Premature Baby Resource Websites
Websites that lead you to the world of preemie parenting.
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Preemie Development and Special Needs
Feeding, growth, sensory integration, vision, motor impairment, and other important preemie concerns.

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