A Recap of 2017's Golfing for Graham's Foundation Day on the Green

A Recap of 2017’s Golfing for Graham’s Foundation Day on the Green

Our 4th Annual Golfing for Graham’s Foundation fundraiser was a hole in one! Twenty-six sponsors supported the cause and raised over $134,000 to help us fulfill our mission of supporting parents of preemies at every stage of the journey. “Mother nature took good care of us once again,” said Graham’s Foundation President and Founder Nick […]

LEO - Born at 24 weeks, 2 days, 1 lb, 6 oz – 107 Days in NICU

Preemie Moms Talk About When They Felt Like Parents

Your role as a parent in the NICU is unique and irreplaceable, but it doesn’t always feel that way. When your preemie is ill, it can seem like it’s the doctors and nurses who are playing the number one role in your baby’s life while you watch from the sidelines. Many parents of preemies feel […]

Tips for Handling a Long Distance NICU Journey

Tips for Handling a Long Distance NICU Journey

This post was shared with us by preemie mom Serena, one of our Preemie Parent Mentors. To share your own story or advice to help new parents of preemies cope with the reality of premature birth, click here. For all of us preemie parents, the birth of our child(ren) did not go as expected, nor […]

Parents of Preemies Talk About Their Introduction to the NICU

Parents of Preemies Talk About Their Introduction to the NICU

Recently, on Facebook, we asked parents of preemies a simple question: did you know the NICU before your baby was admitted? As in, did you know where and what the NICU was? Was it part of the prenatal hospital tour? Did your care provider talk about premature birth and the possibility that your baby might […]

A Preemie Mom to Preemie Daughters

A Preemie Mom to Preemie Daughters

This story was shared with us by preemie mom Emily. To share your own story, click here. The NICU has been with me since the day of my birth. I’ve known that colloquial acronym for the neonatal intensive care unit for as long as I’ve known a child’s basic vocabulary, because I spent ten weeks […]

Parents of Preemies Share Their Preeclampsia Symptoms

Parents of Preemies Share Their Preeclampsia Symptoms

For Preeclampsia Awareness Month, we asked our community of preemie moms to share the symptoms that they had. Some looked a lot like normal pregnancy symptoms while other preeclampsia symptoms were definitely more alarming! And in few cases, preeclampsia was diagnosed with no symptoms at all! While preeclampsia is relatively rare, it’s important to watch […]

Thoughts On Celebrating a Preemie's Birthday

Thoughts On Celebrating a Preemie’s Birthday

This post comes from Graham’s Foundation Preemie Parent Mentor Brandi – many parents will be able to relate to her experiences celebrating her preemie’s birthday, which have come with ups and downs. On Thursday, my son turned two.  We have been preparing for the celebration by making a practice cake and cupcakes with buttercream icing.  […]