Mothers of Preemies

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 […]

Most Parents Don't Plan to Become Part of the Prematurity Club

Most Parents Don’t Plan to Become Part of the Prematurity Club

We’re excited to share this post written by our preemie parent mentor, Jaime. For more information about connecting with a preemie parent mentor, click here. People tell you everything changes once you become a parent.  They say that life as you know it will never be the same and that the happiest days of your […]

LEO - Born at 24 weeks, 2 days, 1 lb, 6 oz – 107 Days in NICU

Preemie Moms Talk About When They Felt Like Parents

Your role as a parent in the NICU is unique and irreplaceable, but it doesn’t always feel that way. When your preemie is ill, it can seem like it’s the doctors and nurses who are playing the number one role in your baby’s life while you watch from the sidelines. Many parents of preemies feel […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]