Tag: preemies

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 ...
Preemies need vaccines, too

Preemies need vaccines, too

Special thanks to the CDC for sharing this post with us in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month. Having a premature baby can be stressful ...

Jaundice in preemies and full term babies

Have you ever seen a baby in a NICU or hospital nursery wearing only a diaper, lying under bright lights? The baby is receiving light therapy, due to ...

Pneumonia and preemies

Pneumonia is an infection in the lung(s) which can make it hard to breathe. Premature infants are more prone to developing infections due to their imm ...
The A’s and B’s of the NICU

The A’s and B’s of the NICU

Apnea (A) and bradycardia (B) are two conditions that are monitored in the NICU. Apnea refers to an interruption in your baby’s breathing, while brady ...
Getting guilt-free time off

Getting guilt-free time off

Few parents can afford the kind of support or home care that would truly provide the respite you need to recharge your batteries. Therefore, you need ...
RDS and BPD – breathing problems in preemies

RDS and BPD – breathing problems in preemies

If your baby was born prematurely, you are probably concerned about his lungs. A baby’s lungs are not considered to be fully functional until around 3 ...
Your NICU healthcare team

Your NICU healthcare team

At times, it may seem that there is a constant flow of different people caring for your baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  A team of pr ...
The survival rates of extremely premature babies are improving

The survival rates of extremely premature babies are improving

Advances in treatment options may be helping to increase survival rates and reduce the number of complications for extremely premature babies, accordi ...

Brain bleeds in premature babies

The younger, smaller and sicker a baby is at birth, the more likely he is to have a brain bleed, also called an intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). If ...