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8 month old Malachi: A Micropreemie's Story.

“If I could just touch your hand, maybe my soul could breathe”….I place my hand inside the incubator, and for a second our hands meet. Your tiny precious fingers wrap around mine. 2,341 more words

Prevalence and Neonatal Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Preterm Infants

Reviewer: Corissa Dionisio

Article: “Prevalence and Neonatal Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Preterm Infants” Kunzniewicz, Wi, Qian, Walsh, Armstrong, and Croen. The Journal of Pediatrics… 1,078 more words


How It Is Supposed To Be

We approach Evelyn’s one-month birthday tomorrow, and she continues to grow, progress on feeding, and work her way home. Yet, nothing is as it is supposed to be. 498 more words


The guilt of prematurity

As Mothers guilt is an emotion that’s hard coded into who we are, we can feel guilty for absolutely everything from snapping at our children to not saying yes when they ask you to read the same book for the fifteenth time that day! 1,701 more words

The World Of An Ordinary Mummy

NICU days

Embarking on week three, we have become NICU regulars. The nurses know us, the social workers know us, the other parents know us, the volunteers in the Ronald McDonald Family Room know us. 191 more words


Boobs in the NICU - Our Road To Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week 2015 is from 1-7 August.  In celebration I have decided to go boob crazy on here for the next week, starting tonight to get in on it early! 2,022 more words

Tip 50: surfactant for RDS

Using surfactant early (<2h age vs. late) in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) requiring ventilation leads to reduced:

  • pneumothorax (RR 0.69)
  • pulmonary interstitial emphysema (RR 0.60)
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