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My preemie story :)

Dupree85
  • By Dupree85 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • It seems like the time for my little girl to come home is fast approaching. It has been a long journey, but totally worth it. She was born 55 days ago February 20, 2014 at 1lb 11oz. Now she is a whopping ...

Keranee is Home

Rigs-MeeMee
  • By Rigs-MeeMee · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 6 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 ...

Radio Lab 23 6/7 weeks

shine718
  • By shine718 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 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 ...

Sources sought for NBC article on preeclampsia

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 3, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/3/14 Dear members, A healthcare journalist with NBCNEWS.com contacted us today seeking to interview a woman who had preeclampsia. The journalist is ...

Chicken Pox

angel8992
  • By angel8992 · Posted March 28, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Im very worried a parent with chicken pox walked into the nicu and my son was exposed to it and is being put in isolation for 8 to 28 days what happens if he does catch it im really scared ...

Reporter wants to hear your preemie stories

alexhalperin
  • By alexhalperin · Posted March 26, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hello, I'm a reporter interested in hearing about the transition from the NICU to home. My understanding is that with the drop in what insurance pays for inpatients vs. outpatients it can be difficult ...

how long before i can take my 29 week preemie home

angel8992
  • By angel8992 · Posted March 24, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • my son was born 29 weeks and 4 days when he was born he was able to breathe on his own and right now he is on a nasal cannula and i was wondering if anyone can tell me how long your baby was in the nicu ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

IUGR at 30 weeks gestation. Hoping to make it to 37 weeks.

iluvmysweettea
  • By iluvmysweettea · Posted March 19, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • At 22 weeks baby boy was measuring small. I started dopplers 2x a week which turned to dopplers once a week and BPP's once a week after another growth scan at 26 weeks when he was measuring in the 13th ...

Question

sarah0814
  • By sarah0814 · Posted March 19, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My son Isaiah is 7 months old & his premature his also a twin he came out weighting 1 pound 11 oz has breathing problems cry's every time he gets put on his tummy he also has a g-tube I'm just wondering ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 14, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Update on Joshie (former 26 weeker)

Mamabear31
  • By Mamabear31 · Posted March 10, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hello dearest preemie sisters, It's been a month or so since I've been able to log on and catch up. Been missing my Inspire family. :) Just wanted to update you on my Joshie as he recently had a 2-hour ...

5 weeks

Mom2Hendrix
  • By Mom2Hendrix · Posted March 4, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hendrix will be 5 weeks old tomorrow....He is still on a ventilator and I haven't been able to hold him in 4 days. He has been taken off the vent twice but he was put back on within 24 hours both times ...

lodd

susan1980seth
  • By susan1980seth · Posted February 26, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • So on Febuary 12 we had a c-section to our still born baby who we lost the day before. I can't describe the heart ache and pure pain I feel right now, I'm so empty and don't feel like doing much at all ...

Still Trying... Will we ever get there?

ps91angel
  • By ps91angel · Posted February 24, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Last time I posted was May 2013.. SO let me catch everyone up.Still no baby#2 instead I now face A Endometrial biopsyl March 4th, and 2 yes 2 surgeries . One for Endometriosis and the other to remove ...

Re need help

tehsh
  • By tehsh · Posted February 24, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • hi if someone wants to help you what is your contact info ...

NBC journalist seeking your opinion about “Minute Clinics”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted February 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 2/19/13 Dear members, An NBC reporter is looking to interview parents who have taken their babies or older children to retail health clinics, so-called ...

Off the Vent

Rigs-MeeMee
  • By Rigs-MeeMee · Posted February 14, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Keranee is off the vent and upgraded to CPAP. She has also grown a pound since birth four weeks ago. She is a whopping 2 lbs 11 oz. Yay ...

why and how to work intense with a small baby

rutiphysio
  • By rutiphysio · Posted February 13, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • everything i write and recommend is obviously very very general. each baby, each parent, each situation is different. so best to consult professional who checks and knows your precious baby. there are ...

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Narratives from the NICU -- Read the special report

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