Parenting Preemies

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 […]

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 […]

When Your Preemie Isn't a 'Typical' Miracle

When Your Preemie Isn’t a ‘Typical’ Miracle

Tales of prematurity in the media are usually focused on families beating the odds… of the smallest preemies moving on to live the biggest lives without any problem more pressing than a tendency to catch colds. Miracle babies, they’re often called. And we won’t debate that they are indeed miracles, but we’ve also seen how […]

Uplifting Quotes for Preemie Parents

Uplifting Quotes for Preemie Parents

All parents of preemies need encouragement to weather the slings and arrows of premature birth. Even though the birth of any baby is a miraculous and awe-inspiring occasion, premature birth also brings enormous worry, fear, and anxiety that can last long after a family has left the NICU behind. When prematurity feels like a battle […]

Advice for Parents of Preemies from Parents of Preemies

Advice for Parents of Preemies from Parents of Preemies

When it comes to what to say to parents of preemies (and what not to say to parents of preemies), the moms and dads who’ve been there in the trenches of the NICU know best. While not every parent of a premature baby wants to hear the same things, the list below contains suggestions from […]