Expecting a Preemie

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: Heartbreaks and Blessings

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: Heartbreaks and Blessings

For Prematurity Awareness Month, we’re sharing Elisabeth’s story…   In April of 2015, we found out we were pregnant shortly after we found out we were adding a girl to our family of three! We were so excited and started planning and imagining our new life! Ean, our now 8 year old (who was 6 […]

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: The Power of Positivity

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: The Power of Positivity

For Prematurity Awareness Month, we’re sharing Kimber’s story… My son, Ryder, was born at 28 weeks on August 6th, 2017. We spent two very long months in the NICU. I started having what I remembered to be contractions but they were accompanied by HEAVY bleeding. I drove myself to the hospital with no known complications […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today Was Supposed to Be Your Due Date

Today Was Supposed to Be Your Due Date

This post comes from our Preemie Parent Mentor Emily – her story will resonate with many preemie parents who wonder if there’s something they could have done to prevent premature birth. The fact is, however, that most premature birth happens without warning for reasons we don’t always understand. Today was supposed to be your due […]

Did You Know the NICU Before You Needed It?

Did You Know the NICU Before You Needed It?

To the uninitiated, the neonatal intensive care unit can seem less like a nursery and more like NASA! Everywhere you look, there are wires and tubes and computer monitors and machines. That’s a good thing, of course. All of the technology visitors see in the NICU is a big part of why outcomes for extremely […]

PPA Member Spotlight: Keep 'Em Cookin'

PPA Member Spotlight: Keep ‘Em Cookin’

Angela Davis founded Keep ‘Em Cookin’ after her own experiences with pregnancy complications, bedrest, and premature birth because she didn’t want other moms to face the challenges of bedrest alone. Keep ‘Em Cookin’ is an educational organization that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to prevent preterm birth by providing them with current information on […]

Denise Shares Her Story of Having a 30 Weeker After a 34 Weeker

Denise Shares Her Story of Having a 30 Weeker After a 34 Weeker

I was pregnant with my son in 2014 and I can remember it like it was yesterday. He was the first boy on my husbands side of the family so it was very exciting. The weekend before I had my son my husband and I took part one of a two part prenatal class. Luckily […]

Parents Share Their #TouchesofLove for World Prematurity Day

Parents Share Their #TouchesofLove for World Prematurity Day

If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably noticed our recent posts asking moms and dads to share their Touches of Love moments in observance of Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day. We were thrilled to be able to help Pampers, one of our longtime partners, promote their #touchesoflove campaign as part of […]