Parenting Preemies

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 […]

8 Things You SHOULD Say to Parents of Preemies

8 Things You SHOULD Say to Parents of Preemies

So many people have written variations of posts outlining various things not to say to parents of preemies, and that’s important. We know there is a lot of unintentional insensitivity toward preemie parents. People say some strange things to parents of preemies both in and out of the NICU, and it’s not hard to understand […]

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 […]

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,” […]

Preemie Parents Share About the NICU Nurses that Meant So Much

Preemie Parents Share About the NICU Nurses that Meant So Much

Preemie parents know that NICU nurses are heroes. They are more than healthcare providers. As time passes they become confidants, friends, mentors, extended family members, and advisors. They laugh with us and they cry with us. They celebrate victories – no matter how large or small. They mourn with us – the loss of a […]

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 […]

The MyPreemie App for Parents of Premature Babies in the NICU Is Now Available in Spanish

The MyPreemie App for Parents of Premature Babies in the NICU Is Now Available in Spanish

Created by experts and parents and designed to inform, comfort, organize, and engage, the MyPreemie app promotes parent well-being and engagement in the NICU and beyond! Did you know Graham’s Foundation has the only app focused exclusively on prematurity, MyPreemie, which is available for iOS (install here) and Android (install here), in both English and […]

A Q&A with Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, our 2016 MIRACLES Award Honoree

A Q&A with Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, our 2016 MIRACLES Award Honoree

We recently announced our 2016 MIRACLES Award and HOPE Award winners! Sponsored by Mead Johnson and Shire respectively, these awards honor and raise awareness of the work of medical professionals, researchers, philanthropists, and others making a difference in the lives of families with preemies. This year’s MIRACLES Award Honoree is Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, whose research […]

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 […]

Why Hope Is So Important in the NICU Journey

Why Hope Is So Important in the NICU Journey

Life in the NICU is one of the most difficult parenting challenges a mom and dad can face, especially in the early days. Shortly after a premature birth, parents may not have the excess mental and emotional capacity to handle complex medical facts and projections. Sometimes the only thing they can do is hold on […]