I too would love to see a preemie/NICU sub-forum - maybe that covers both issues? For preemies, there are things that need to be discussed both before the baby comes and after, and then there's the NICU time and the going-home time and the general development of a preemie. There is so much to talk about. When I first came to MDC, I kept hearing about a NICU support thread, but had no clue where it was. I couldn't find it! And then when I found it, I couldn't possibly read the whole thing. I think more preemie/NICU mamas will post and get good discussions about how to handle preemie/NICU situations in an NFL way if we had a subforum.
Some examples of things I had to struggle with... I'd previously decided not to vaccinate, but now I had a baby with immature lungs and getting something like pertussis would be more dangerous for him... and then there are the RSV antibody shots that are offered to preemies of a certain age and babies who had certain problems (my 29 weeker was offered the shots)... Those were decisions that had to be made in a certain context where talking to moms of full term, healthy babies wasn't going to help much. I needed to talk to other preemie moms. Another issue is vaginal vs. C-section birth... alot of doctors seem to pressure moms into C-section. Topics like these need to be discussed in proper context, and posting in the regular forums like vaccination or birth & beyond are likely to get alot of full term moms saying what they believe for full term babies without considering the situation of a preemie and how that's vastly different. It'd be so much easier to have one place to go for preemie/NICU needs.