Preemie Parent Voices

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: A Big Surprise!

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: A Big Surprise!

For Prematurity Awareness Month, we’re sharing Sharon’s story… This is the story of our son Daniel Joseph Goodwin IV born on May 29th, 2017.  We had been trying to get pregnant for five years but after going to doctors, I was diagnosed with PCOS, a condition which made it hard to get pregnant.  We tried […]

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: Inspired to Do More

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: Inspired to Do More

For Prematurity Awareness Month, we’re sharing Ruby’s story… Preemie Love was founded by Ruby Kimondo on May of 2015. Her motivation to start Preemie Love was driven by her own personal experiences with prematurity. Ruby is forty years old, married and with four sons. She experienced severe Preeclampsia in all four pregnancies leading to three […]

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 […]

We're Celebrating Prematurity Awareness Month with 4moms & Hello Mamas!

We’re Celebrating Prematurity Awareness Month with 4moms & Hello Mamas!

We want to celebrate Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day on the 17th in a big way – and so do the nice people at 4moms and Hello Mamas! That’s why we’re kicking off the month with a special giveaway that includes a brand new mamaRoo (that the winner can use themselves or donate […]

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: Losing the Birth Experience You Wanted

Prematurity Awareness Month Stories: Losing the Birth Experience You Wanted

For Prematurity Awareness Month, we’re sharing Ivy’s story… During my first pregnancy I had all of these incredible visions of what giving birth would be like. I was convinced I’d go past my due date, I’d labor in water, I’d have my bags packed with everything I needed, and most importantly I’d get to spend […]

What Makes Graham's Foundation Special

What Makes Graham’s Foundation Special

Parents of preemies describe the experience of having an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit, whether for four weeks or four months, as stressful, frightening, exhausting, and isolating. For many, the NICU journey represents both a family and a financial crisis. Babies born extremely premature are often in critical condition with health problems that […]