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Premature Babies

All families are special, and whether yours deals with premature birth, multiples, single parenting, military service, illness, or any other challenge, we hope you will find articles, information, and support here.
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When Will My Preemie Hit Major Milestones?

If your baby was born early, you may have questions about how this will affect her development. In the most general of terms, if she has no ...
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Is Your Preemie More Susceptible to a Virus?

All infants are susceptible to viral infections, but premature infants are even more susceptible. Normally, newborn infants have two ways to ...
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What You Can Expect from Your Preemie’s Continuing Medical Care Plan

Having a premature baby can feel like you’re walking around in a maze, trying to figure out what comes next and what you will be faced with in ...
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Keeping Your Premature Baby Healthy Around Crowds

All new mothers worry about risks to their newborns. I spent the first few months of my firstborn’s life obsessively scouring the countertops ...
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Understanding Kangaroo Care for Preemies and Newborns

If you are unfamiliar with the term, Kangaroo Care refers to a South American originated practice providing direct, skin-to-skin contact with ...
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What are the Long-term Problems for Premature Babies?

Getting through the weeks to months after a premature delivery is difficult for both the parents and the baby. The care of preemies is so good ...
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