Parenting Preemies

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 […]

15 Things You Might Not Know About Kangaroo Care for Preemies

15 Things You Might Not Know About Kangaroo Care for Preemies

The benefits of kangaroo care – skin-to-skin contact between parents and their preemies – can’t be overstated. While NICUs used to recommend that preemies spend a lot of time resting in their isolettes, it’s now common for doctors and nurses to advise moms (and dads) of premature babies to practice kangaroo care when preemies are […]

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 […]

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 […]