Supporting Preemie Parents

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 […]

You won't believe how easy it is...

You won’t believe how easy it is…

…to double your donation and help build a brighter future for preemie parents everywhere! A longtime supporter of Graham’s Foundation has created a $50,000 dollar-for-dollar matching grant with a twist. Unlike most matches, we won’t see a dime unless we meet that goal. So we need help – lots of help. The easiest way for […]

Living Through the What Should Have Beens

Living Through the What Should Have Beens

Today’s post comes from preemie mom Nicole, who had to say goodbye to her preemie son, Kade, far too soon. The experience is one that has already taught her a lot, and she is graciously sharing her thoughts and feelings in case it can help new parents dealing with the loss of a preemie. It’s […]

A Q&A with the Creators of the MyPreemie app for Preemie Parents

A Q&A with the Creators of the MyPreemie app for Preemie Parents

What inspired the creation of the MyPreemie app? The app was a natural evolution from our book Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies. It doesn’t substitute for the book, but complements and adds to it, putting at parents’ fingertips, right on their mobile devices, key information, tools, and emotional support they need […]

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 […]

They Need to Know that Prematurity Doesn’t End When You Say Goodbye to the NICU

The people in your life may offer you an amazing amount of sympathy and support when your family is in the NICU after premature birth. After all, it’s easy for them to see that your newborn or infant has needs that are different from those of a full-term baby when your family is being cared […]

Preemie Moms Share Their Pre-eclampsia Symptoms

Preemie Moms Share Their Pre-eclampsia Symptoms

Pre-eclampsia Awareness Month may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean we have to stop doing our part to introduce pregnant mothers to the symptoms of pre-e! We’ve asked moms to share their symptoms in their own words because everyone’s experience with pre-eclampsia looks a little different. If you’re experiencing any of the […]

Know the Signs of Pre-eclampsia

Know the Signs of Pre-eclampsia

Know the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia! Be alert, because the earlier the risk of developing pre-eclampsia is known, the more likely it is that treatments will be effective. EFCNI prepared this graphic to introduce more pregnant moms to the signs of pre-e: