Bringing Preemie Home

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 […]

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.  […]

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

How 24 Week Twins Inspired Two Parents to Give Back

Anne-Marie & Jonathan are not just Graham’s Foundation NICU Ambassadors. They’re also the parents behind one of the biggest annual Parents of Preemies Day celebrations! We had a chance to ask them about their prematurity journey and why they dedicated their time to helping a new generation of parents of preemies. Q. What was your […]

Meet Our 2017 Ambassador Family

Meet Our 2017 Ambassador Family

When Katie and Tom Timmers became parents unexpectedly when Katie was just 28 weeks, 4 days along in her pregnancy, it was a surprise. Like many women who give birth to preemies, she had no major health issues and no idea that she might deliver early. “I started getting swollen at about 24 weeks along,” […]

Shahla, One of Our Parent Mentors, Shares Her Story and Advice

Shahla, One of Our Parent Mentors, Shares Her Story and Advice

My son was born at 33 weeks. The cause of my pre-term delivery was unknown. He was in the NICU for 17 days. He was readmitted only two days after coming home because he was unable to maintain his body temperature. He did great in the NICU, but we had many subsequent challenges after going […]