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Tip 130: ranitidine in preterm babies

There is a strong statistical evidence to suggest that ranitidine increases the risk of both NEC and infection in preterm infants, but none of the data so far comes from an RCT. 49 more words


Curve Balls and Shell Shocks

Sometimes life throws a curve ball. Not just a curveball, but a wild, woolly brick of a ball that changes course and shape as it speeds directly at your stomach, and all you can do is keep your eye on it and hope for the best as you swing. 649 more words


Why can't electrodes be cute? Thoughts on "This Lovely Life"

I just finished reading the book This Lovely Life by Vicki Forman, subtitled “A memoir of premature motherhood.” I’ve wanted to read it for a while, but kept putting it off because, honestly, I was afraid. 2,082 more words


It was time to share.

So I used to be very private about our boys, no identifiers or photos of their faces. It seemed important to me. I think because we didn’t get to keep Charlie in our arms, and there were so many times we wondered if we would go home from hospital empty handed. 113 more words



I originally wrote this six years ago, but it’s still relevant, so I’m re-posting. Since those sixteen days in September 2000, I’ve never looked at the Olympics the same way. 796 more words


Beautiful moments captured of Preemies

I found this Huffington Post article,  http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56421939e4b0b24aee4bdce2 , with moments captured in the Nicu. It features parents and their preemies and gives a little blurb on each pic. 45 more words

Premature Birth

Pregnancy To NICU

This is my first post, so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my experience! It’s quite a long story, so in this post I will just talk about our neonatal journey, from the moment I found out I was pregnant, until I took my baby home. 4,464 more words