You Know You're a Preemie Parent in the NICU When...

You Know You’re a Preemie Parent in the NICU When…

…you measure your baby’s weight in grams. And the answer to “How old is your baby?” is a story, not a number. You sometimes feel more like a nurse than a mom or a dad. You’ve thought about buying stock in hand sanitizer. Five pound babies look huge, and eight pound babies look impossible. Of […]

They Need to Know that Prematurity Doesn’t End When You Say Goodbye to the NICU

The people in your life may offer you an amazing amount of sympathy and support when your family is in the NICU after premature birth. After all, it’s easy for them to see that your newborn or infant has needs that are different from those of a full-term baby when your family is being cared […]

Things You Might Not Know About Preeclampsia

Most of us hope for a “perfect pregnancy,” even though we know that the pregnancy journey is a highly individual one. Preeclampsia is one issue that can quickly turn a typical pregnancy into a scary roller-coaster ride and is a major cause of premature birth. If you’re not familiar with preeclampsia, it is a pregnancy […]

A Recap of Our 'Tinis for Preemies Evening Benefitting Preemie Families

A Recap of Our ‘Tinis for Preemies Evening Benefitting Preemie Families

What a party! Graham’s Foundation recently celebrated its 10th year at the Annual ‘Tinis for Preemies event Friday, May 18 at the Carranor Hunt & Polo Club in Perrysburg. It was after losing one of their preemie twins that Jennifer and Nick Hall co-founded Graham’s Foundation in memory of their son, Graham. The vision has […]

Preemie Moms Share Their Pre-eclampsia Symptoms

Preemie Moms Share Their Pre-eclampsia Symptoms

Pre-eclampsia Awareness Month may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean we have to stop doing our part to introduce pregnant mothers to the symptoms of pre-e! We’ve asked moms to share their symptoms in their own words because everyone’s experience with pre-eclampsia looks a little different. If you’re experiencing any of the […]

Know the Signs of Pre-eclampsia

Know the Signs of Pre-eclampsia

Know the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia! Be alert, because the earlier the risk of developing pre-eclampsia is known, the more likely it is that treatments will be effective. EFCNI prepared this graphic to introduce more pregnant moms to the signs of pre-e:  

10 Years of Helping Families with Preemies

10 Years of Helping Families with Preemies

In 2018, Graham’s Foundation entered its tenth year of improving outcomes for preemies and their families. With that in mind we’re eager to share our annual report – an infographic detailing just some of our 2017 successes and 2018 goals. Unfortunately, even after ten years there are still families we’re not reaching. Your support means […]

The Unrecognized Warzone: Addressing PTSD in NICU Parents

This guest post by Jesse Reiter addresses an important part of the preterm birth experience – the trauma that parents of preemies face in the NICU and how that trauma can leave lasting scars that may not simply fade away with time. It was originally published here and is republished in full below with permission […]