More Information About Prematurity

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Although not all babies in the NICU have the same illness or condition, some diagnoses are common to newborns who need intensive care. Here's a brief look at those conditions, what causes them, how they're diagnosed, how they're treated, and how long infants usually stay in the unit after they've been diagnosed.

A place of support for parents of very early preemies.

NICUniversity provides neonatologists and other members of the professional neonatology community with continuing education credits, as well as cutting edge neonatology research and information.

Preemiehelp is a community hub and expert resource, a place where families and friends come together to find easy to understand information, support, and solutions for anyone requiring anything related to preterm birth.

A place created for parents and loved ones of premature infants, and women experiencing a high risk or complicated pregnancy. The site is devoted to supplying information, support (chat and email discussion list), mall, bookstore and a variety of resources.

A place for fellow Preemie Mom's who blog to share about our children. The membership of this group is limited to parents of children who were under 2 pounds at birth

Sponsored by MedImmune, is a web site housing information on activities, news, current affairs, legislative issues, links and resources within the prematurity community.

PreemieWorld was created to help bridge the gap between parent and professional in the NICU, at home and beyond. With books, videos, and other products and tools, the hope is to make everyone’s life just a little bit easier as the “new normal” is created in the life of the preemie and his/her family.

This parent-run website features many articles on prematurity and preemie care, book reviews, directory of stores selling preemie items, a section for celebrations and milestones and more. They also have a listserv for parenting young preemies and another for parents with older preemies available.

Information from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

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