Life After NICU

An Adult Preemie Tells Her Story

An Adult Preemie Tells Her Story

I reached out to Graham’s Foundation because I am always trying to find other Preemies who are now adults, like me. They asked if I’d be interested in telling the world more about my experiences and how being a Preemie has impacted my life. I am 65 years old and was born 3 months premature […]

I am a Proud Parent of a Preemie!

I am a Proud Parent of a Preemie!

Today’s post comes from preemie mom Samantha. She’s a stay-at-home mom to two children, Cooper and Evynne, and is currently finishing up her Master’s degree and looking forward to the next chapter in her journey. Cooper was born at 32 weeks and is now 12 years old. This is their family’s premature birth story: When […]

Have You Heard About #NICUHour?

Have You Heard About #NICUHour?

Today we’re sharing a Q&A with Lottie King, founder and head of Leo’s Neonatal in the UK. Leo’s Neonatal cares for families during premature and traumatic labour, in the neonatal unit and beyond. They also have support programs for medical staff in NICU and maternity! We had a chance to chat over email with Lottie […]

September Is NICU Awareness Month and We're Celebrating with Shareables!

September Is NICU Awareness Month and We’re Celebrating with Shareables!

Did you know that September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month? Considering how many parents of preemies were not familiar with the NICU before premature birth made it a part of their lives, having a NICU Awareness Month is a really great idea. ​NICU Awareness Month is not only designed to honor families experiencing a […]

A Preemie Mom's 20 Step Guide to Surviving the Kindergarten IEP

A Preemie Mom’s 20 Step Guide to Surviving the Kindergarten IEP

I was asked recently to provide my thoughts on preparing for and surviving Eliza’s IEP as she transitioned from preschool to Kindergarten.  Much of relates to life in New York City, but may be helpful if you live outside of the city or state. And as always, your mileage may vary: 1. Get a neuro-psych […]

Things Preemie Parents Wish You Knew

In January 2017, we found out we were pregnant. But over the next several months, a complicated pregnancy wreaked havoc while the life inside fought right along with me. He came early, weighing in much smaller than a baby his age should have. Minutes later, NICU parents were born. And a new journey began. It […]

How Much Will You Tell Your Preemie about Their Premature Birth?

When kids reach a certain age, it’s not uncommon for them to express an interest in birth and babyhood. For parents of preemies, this phase – in which baby books suddenly become more popular than story books – can be a tough one. The reality of premature birth isn’t always pretty. And sometimes premature birth […]