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#1 of 3 Old 01-04-2012, 08:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Is there a mom & baby group in Chapel Hill/ Carrboro area for parents of preemies/ children with developmental delays, etc?

I feel so alone in this, as it sometimes seems like every other mom out there is carrying around a little Gerber baby. When I take LO out to baby-friendly places, I often have to deal with a lot of staring and (usually unintentional) insensitive remarks. It's often difficult to relate to other moms who never faced the challenges of caring for a preemie with a developmental delay.

 

While I'm all about inclusion for my LO, I feel like as a mom, I need face-to-face interactions with other preemie/ special needs parents. Anyone know of any such playgroups for babies/ toddlers?

 

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice!


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I feel for you! We were in a backwards town without any others going through what we were dealing with when DD was born at 29 weeks. But... That was in another state, so I don't know of any specifically in this area. You could contact some of these local recommendations maybe and ask?? Good luck!!

 

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March of Dimes - NC

Triangle Mothercare

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No suggestions for you, as we are new to this area, but I just wanted to say hug2.gif and I feel your pain!  My lo was born at 32 weeks, and those first few years were hard.  I'm happy to say that she's now a healthy, strong 6.5 yo, and I hope that your lo thrives with age as well!  Remember, your love and care are the best preemie medicine in the world!


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