Category: Prematurity

Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Besides the usual stress of pregnancy and getting ready for your baby, the holidays often add more pressure, which can take a toll on your health. Fee ...
Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

During the first year of life, a baby grows and learns very quickly. Although babies develop at their own rate, most babies reach developmental milest ...
World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

November 17 is recognized around the globe as the 8th annual World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 w ...
It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and World Prematurity Day is on November 17. Come and chat with us on Twitter. Raise your voice and join us ...
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

Premature birth is birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Being born too soon can cause problems for babies all throughout their lives. ...
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a personal story

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a personal story

Today’s guest post is Stacey Skrysak. Stacey Skrysak is a television news anchor & blogger based in Illinois. She is a mother to a 22-weeker s ...
For the third year in a row, more babies are being born too soon.

For the third year in a row, more babies are being born too soon.

According to recent data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the preterm birth rate ...
The last weeks of pregnancy are important

The last weeks of pregnancy are important

In the last weeks of pregnancy, lots of important things happen to your baby. These changes help your baby have a healthy start. If your pregnancy is ...
Choosing a car seat for your premature baby

Choosing a car seat for your premature baby

This is an exciting moment! Your baby has been discharge from the newborn intensive care unit (also called, NICU) and is ready to go home. Now you ...
What are antenatal corticosteroids?

What are antenatal corticosteroids?

Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. If you have preterm labor, your health care provider may recommend antena ...