Fathers of preemies

With much of the attention - rightfully so - placed on the baby and mother during the hospital/NICU stay, dads are an all too often overlooked party in this journey. This is the place for dads to connect and discuss their concerns and parenting strategies.


29 Weeker grade 3 bleed and strep b has now past age 1 and doing well

  • By mike30 · New reply July 25, 2013
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  • Just wanted to say my boy doing well after all he went though ad born at 29 weeks and had strep b witch course grade3 bleed on Brian he now got shunt and he is tube fed as he stopped feeding on bottle ...

Preemie needs VSD surgury, what can I expect?

  • By u_s_marines · New reply May 18, 2013
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  • My son was born 5 weeks early and has a large VSD. We went through the drug treatment programs, lasix etc to no avail. The doctors wanted him to gain some weight before surgery but he isn't gaining any ...

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: A Special Message from Graham's Foundation

  • By ddiscenza1 · Posted June 17, 2012
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  • HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: A Special Message from Graham's Foundation - http://ow.ly/bDlzf ...

feeding problems with low muscle tone

  • By newdad2012 · New reply May 14, 2012
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  • want to talk to anyone who has experienced this and has come through ok. worried retardation or cerebral palsy ...


  • By MiracleBaby2 · New reply March 23, 2012
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  • My son is almost 3 1/2 and was born at 27 weeks. He a healthy boy (thank God) and have been battling with his speech problem. He is able to say individual words... Some you can understand.... Most you ...

working dad

  • By lilwarner2011 · New reply February 29, 2012
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  • im struggling with trying to encourage my husband to help in my babys dev. but he feels silly and doesnt know what to do or play fo u guys have any suggetions on "daddy games" or things that he can do ...

Something my husband wrote that I wanted to share

  • By myhremom4 · New reply February 16, 2012
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  • This is Gabbys dad and I wanted to say to the above post that you all have made my wife so very happy, I am amazed at the parents of these little angels their courage, strength and willingness to help ...

He blamed me for our baby's death.

sherize (Inactive)
  • By sherize (Inactive) · New reply January 23, 2012
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  • My fiance blamed me for our baby's death, things totally changed at home, he went sour to bitter, worst to tragic, we couldn't talk to each other, i was totally unhappy and have to let it go, moved out ...

Graz Feeding Clinic

  • By gordon71 · New reply October 27, 2011
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  • My son was on a naso-gastro tube when we took him to Graz. We found several blogs and websites touting the approach and decided to spend the $120,000 US to try to get him eating. We had to get a flat ...

Preemie look

  • By Designer7 · New reply August 21, 2011
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  • I'm a new father of 2 month old preemie boys (born 2 months premature.) One of my boys has a very "full-term" appearance but his brother is considerably smaller, more frail looking, has a very large ...

New father

  • By Andrew1980 · New reply August 9, 2011
  • 25 replies
  • I am a new father of a 29 weeker. This is our first child and am totally new to this. my wife and i have gone through every emotion this past week. I just didn't know if there is anyone with advice or ...

my daughter with ROP

  • By maulood · Posted July 16, 2011
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  • dear members my daughter suffering from RetinoPathy of Prematurity,she is now compeletly blind just sensetive for light. if any friend can help me to treat her in the united states or any european countery,or ...

I'm new here

  • By aidensdad · New reply June 26, 2011
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  • My name is Ed and I'm the proud father of Aiden, my soon to be 4 year old son. Aiden was born 3 1/2 mos. premature and had his share of medical issues. He inspired my blog www.raisngapreemie.com. My fiancee ...

What do dads of NICU babies need?

  • By FootprintsChicago · New reply June 21, 2011
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  • What are some tangible things that would be helpful for a father with a baby in the NICU? What kinds of things would redirect his energy and/or help him stay positive ...

ARTICLE: Fathers Day in the NICU - http://bit.ly/m7GpFw

  • By ddiscenza1 · Posted June 20, 2011
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  • Great article . . . Preemie Dads are wonderful, caring souls ...

SSI and Preemie Death

  • By ConcernedDad · New reply May 4, 2011
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  • In October my wife gave birth to our twin girls. During the process our Social Worker at the hospital had us sign up for SSI benefits. We were told that this will help cover the deductibles that we had ...

How to manage everything?

  • By ProudPreemieFather · New reply April 19, 2011
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  • I'm the father of a 27 week preemie who is now almost 39 weeks and still in the NICU. He required high frequency ventilation for 11 weeks and has not made much progress since being switched to SiPAP ...

MUST READ ARTICLE: A Father's Perspective of the NICU & Preemies

  • By ddiscenza1 · New reply April 3, 2011
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  • This is an amazing article - standing ovation to this Dad for his honesty and his touching recount of his child's journey through the NICU and beyond. http://bit.ly/NICUROLLERCOASTER ...

Victoria - Our 24 week premee

  • By kbrill · New reply March 24, 2011
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  • I am wondering if anyone out there has experiences around a baby born at 24 weeks. Victoria is healthy and active but so far behind. She is nearly 2 1/2 and I see 1 year olds that are further ahead and ...

problemas de alimentacion

  • By angelsandoval · New reply December 11, 2010
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  • mi bebe nacio prematuro con un peso de 2 libras y siempre he batallado para que coma , el solo quiere 2 onzas de leche por la boca y no logro que coma mas ahora ya tiene ,16 meses de edad y pesa 16 libras ...

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