premature birth

  1. School & Education

    Is your preemie ready for preschool?

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    Enrolling your child in preschool is a big decision for parents. Depending on how close your child's birthday is to the cut-off...
  2. Tips & Advice

    The real faces of distressed babies

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    The "distressed baby" statement by AOL’s CEO has hit a nerve with not only the baby’s mother, but others who question the decision...
  3. Pregnancy

    Learn how to prevent and identify preterm labor

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    Being pregnant for the first time has its ups and downs. On the bright side, you don’t know what you don’t know, so you...
  4. Pregnancy

    Think your baby won't come early? Think twice and prepare!

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    November 17 is World Prematurity Day. One in eight babies born in the United States arrives early, sometimes for no known cause.
  5. Pregnancy

    Tiny miracles: How to bond with your NICU baby

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    It's not easy to have your newborn whisked away to the NICU the moment he's born. But even if you can't hold and snuggle him around...
  6. Well-being

    Preterm birth: Questions to ask your doctor

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    No woman expects her baby to be born prematurely, so we tend to skip the high-risk pages in the pregnancy books and not ask our OBs...
  7. Pregnancy

    Mom cuddles premature baby back to life

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    The medical community is in shock after Australian mom Kate Ogg brought her premature baby back to life after skin-to-skin contact...
  8. Children's Health

    Premature twins: Katy and Paige's story

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    Lori never thought she would conceive, so she was thrilled when she became pregnant with not only one child, but two. Despite an 80...
  9. Children's Health

    Premature twins: Sara and Emily's story

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    The list of complications 4-year-old twins Sara and Emily suffered at birth is long and difficult to pronounce: patent ductus...
  10. Children's Health

    Premature birth: Clayton's story

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    At a time when most expectant parents are busily preparing their home for their new bundle of joy, Tim and Amy suddenly had to...
  11. Children's Health

    Premature Birth, Type 1 Diabetes: Holland's Story

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    Holland's mom sums up her personality like this: strong-willed and compassionate.
  12. Children's Health

    Tips for parents of babies in the NICU

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    Texas Children's Hospital Newborn Center has the largest and only Level IIIC NICU in the Houston area. The doctors and nurses at the...
  13. Children's Health

    Facts from the Children's Miracle Network

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    On an average day in the United States, 411 babies are born with a birth defect. One in five children have a minor chronic illness....