Inspire connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration... More about this group

Keranee is Home

Rigs-MeeMee
  • By Rigs-MeeMee · New reply 1:06 am
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • My daughter Caitlin had a baby at 26 weeks. I just wanted to let everyone know that she is home now. She gets daily vitamins, and caffeine. How long were 26 weekers usually on caffeine? She is also on ...

Recommendations

blankenship5214
  • By blankenship5214 · New reply yesterday at 10:02 pm
  • Discussion in At home (years 1-5) · 2 replies
  • Hi all, possible big move in our future at the end of the summer to a suburb of Las Vegas. Looking for recommendations on hospitals, drs- and what specialty you see them for, groups, programs, anything ...

Preemie & Formula

skhan011
  • By skhan011 · New reply yesterday at 9:51 pm
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 4 replies
  • Hi, My almost 35 week old baby girl has started on formula for past several days called Pre Nan in europe. She was born at 31.2 and has been on donors BM and some of my BM that i could pump which is almost ...

cervix has stop dilating. how to induce a labor naturally?

Anshparents
  • By Anshparents · New reply yesterday at 9:18 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 2 replies
  • Hello, I am 34 weeks and 4 days pregnant for the first time. my cervix was short (0.4cm) at 27 weeks, I was on modified bed rest for couple of weeks and I started walking from 32 weeks. Now, my cervix ...

Feeding program recommendations

mamarogers
  • By mamarogers · New reply yesterday at 7:14 pm
  • Discussion in Preemies with feeding issues · 1 reply
  • So i'm interested in hearing peoples experiences with feeding programs. I'm thinking this might be a good thing for my daughter but our state doesn't have any feeding courses just a 2 hr clinic. I've ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply yesterday at 3:25 pm
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

Kelley Benham's Story about her 23 6/7 weeker

shine718
  • By shine718 · Posted yesterday at 2:58 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 0 replies
  • Kelley Benham is a journalist in Florida and has written a series of articles about having a baby born at 23 6/7. She articulates so well the emotions that go along with having a baby born on the edge ...

Should my 3 yr get a feeding tube

mamarogers
  • By mamarogers · New reply yesterday at 2:50 pm
  • Discussion in Preemies with feeding issues · 8 replies
  • So my 31 week preemie is now a 3 and half year old. She is amazing and hitting all her developmental milestones so far. Her only issue is that she is just 22 pounds. We've had blood tests wit her GI ...

IUGR preemies and breastfeeding, first time mom

Forestbliss
  • By Forestbliss · New reply yesterday at 1:47 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 12 replies
  • Curious to hear stories of other first time moms with preemies and their breastfeeding. Just when do first time mom's start being able to produce milk? Can't seem to find much info on this. I'm currently ...

IUGR Baby having cold

sumathij
  • By sumathij · New reply yesterday at 1:07 pm
  • Discussion in 33-36 week preemies · 6 replies
  • Hi, Our kid is an IUGR delivered around 33 weeks and discharged after a week in NICU. Now he is two weeks old and got severe cold.. Doctor suggested not to give any medications and asked us to use only ...

I am so scared, could it be NEC

skhan011
  • By skhan011 · New reply yesterday at 12:58 pm
  • Discussion in Preemies with feeding issues · 13 replies
  • Hi, I gave birth to my daughter at 31.2 weeks and she weighed 1500 grams. I am from USA but currently live in Denmark. She was born on March 22nd and today is 17 days old. She has been doing so well ...

can every help us get keira lotty Lena a bedroom

traceymans
  • By traceymans · New reply yesterday at 4:56 am
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 3 replies
  • hi can l plz put this on your wall http://www.gofundme.com/8at9qs ...

Wondering if I should be concerned

jackie711
  • By jackie711 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in At home (years 1-5) · 6 replies
  • My son was born at 31 but developmentally and physically measuring at 26 weeks. We have guarded as much as possible from sickness, germs etc. in the process unintentionally kept him from kids around same ...

csection aftermath

CastielRobert2314
  • By CastielRobert2314 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemie tips · 5 replies
  • i had my son castiel on feb 3 he was 24 weeks old at the time of birth he is doing very well . but i had a csection and im noticong like a swell and it very tender. is this normal this long after? to ...

Reflux with apnea and congestion

prplstang65
  • By prplstang65 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemies with feeding issues · 6 replies
  • My 30.2 weeker, Jaden, is now full term as of yesterday and is almost 10 weeks old. At 5 weeks old I had to give CPR because he had a ALTE which we now believed was caused by choking from reflux and he ...

29 weeker had pneumothorax now 9 months old with chest infection

lauraemily
  • By lauraemily · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Introduce your very important preemie (VIP) · 1 reply
  • My little lady was born at 29+4 and had a right sided pneumothorax. Shes now 9 months old and developes a cold this one has gone to her chest so I took her to the doctor. She spent ages listening to her ...

33 weeker with IUGR

iluvmysweettea
  • By iluvmysweettea · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Introduce your very important preemie (VIP) · 2 replies
  • I had my son via c section Monday. He was 33w0d and has IUGR. He weighed 2lbs11oz and 14 3/4 inches long. I had gotten the steroid shots for his lungs and after he was born he was basically breathing ...

24+1 with an IUGR baby measuring about 419 grams

Expectingapreemie
  • By Expectingapreemie · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemie pregnancy · 17 replies
  • Hi ladies, I've spent weeks reading these forums for any signs of hope for my daughter and pregnancy. At my 20 week scan, I was diagnosed with IUGR, low amniotic fluid, and absent end diastolic flow ...

Incompetent Cervix, TVC and TAC

ChrissySouthern21
  • By ChrissySouthern21 · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 3 replies
  • Hi Girls! I'm very new here. I wanted to join because I have seen tons of incompetent cervix, cerclage based posts and I wanted to share my experiences with you all in hopes that it will help some of ...

Radio Lab 23 6/7 weeks

shine718
  • By shine718 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Listen to this excellent story from Radio Lab about a baby born at 23 6/7 weeks. http://www.radiolab.org/story/288733-23- weeks-6-days ...