Tag: prematurity

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. ...
Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Recently the FDA and CDC issued a notice that some lead tests done by Magellan Diagnostics may be incorrect. The FDA says “certain lead tests manuf ...
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 ...

Home from the NICU: how to handle visitors and trips outside

You’ve finally brought your baby home from the NICU and you’re looking forward to taking her out into the world and introducing her to your friends an ...

Prematurity Awareness Month has arrived and here’s how you can help

Here at the March of Dimes November means Prematurity Awareness Month. Although we work all year round to fight preterm birth, this month we are worki ...
NICU dad x 2 – the story of Jack and Josie

NICU dad x 2 – the story of Jack and Josie

If there is one father who can talk about being a NICU dad, it is Kyle Daddio. His son, Jack, was born at 26 weeks, more than 3 months prematurely. ...
New research links premature birth to mom’s risk of heart disease later in life

New research links premature birth to mom’s risk of heart disease later in life

This headline has raised concerns among women who have had a premature baby (birth before 37 weeks) - and for good reason. In a published study, re ...
Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

Parent navigators – a lifeline for NICU moms and dads

If you’re the parent of a baby born prematurely, you know the stress and anxiety that is a part of having your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care uni ...
Priceless advice from a NICU nurse and mom

Priceless advice from a NICU nurse and mom

In honor of Neonatal Nurses Day, we talked to Jessica Zackula RNC, BSN, a NICU nurse and NICU mom. Jessica experienced the ups and downs of giving bi ...