PREEMIE FACTOIDS

Did you know that over 450,000 babies are born premature in the United States every year? And 15,000,000 worldwide. Because of their early arrivals preemies are more susceptible to a myriad health issues including apnea, PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosis ) and RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome ). But technology and science continue to evolve. In fact, a preemie born today has a much greater chance at survival compared to only 10 years ago.  Keep checking back for more factoids.

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Karaleigh's Story

Jan
02

My journey to motherhood was like climbing a giant mountain without gear or a map. There were no manuals or guides, we walked blindly in the dark hoping to get to our goal, a healthy baby. After only 2 months of trying, my husband and I were over the moon excited to be pregnant with our first child. We could barely contain our excitement, we told our parents and siblings. Everyone was overjoyed. I had the morning sickens and headaches but welcomed them as part of being pregnant. At 6..5 weeks pregnant, we lost our first child to miscarriage.

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Beth's Story

Nov
20

Our son Carter was born at 29 weeks.  I was having a nearly perfect pregnancy up until the day I was admitted into the hospital.  We had planned on a natural birth, I had planned to breast feed and use cloth diapers.  The best laid plans….

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