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    A new blood test that can predict preterm birth and estimate due dates may be on the horizon. Despite the fact that only 5% of babies are born on their "due date," it remains one of the first questions asked when expecting. While knowing the estimated delivery date of a baby can help a family...
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    New research aimed at optimizing the amount of steroids given to at-risk infants could benefit millions of preemies. Nearly 10% of babies are born early in the United States each year. Infants born early face respiratory issues, bleeding in the brain, digestive problems, as well as many other...
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    Wear a purple shirt or change your Facebook profile photo on November 17th to mark World Prematurity Day. You might notice a little extra purple on November 17th. On this day, over 100 countries around the world will light up buildings, parks, fountains, and other landmarks purple in honor of...
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    New research shows that delayed clamping of a premature baby's umbilical cord could actually save its life. Australian researchers have discovered that delayed cord clamping could save up to 100,000 premature babies' lives a year. The researchers found that nine percent of premature babies who...
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    A Dutch startup has raised $200,000 to fund development of a new 'smart' blanket designed to help with newborn and premature baby care. The idea for 'Hugsy' started as a student project when a hospital NICU asked a team of industrial engineers at the local university of technology to develop...
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    Photo: Pinterest / Caroline Zwaneveld Octopuses don't have a reputation for being the cuddliest of creatures, but for premature babies in hospitals across Denmark, they feel just like home. In 2013 a group of volunteers started crocheting toy octopuses to donate to preemies in local...
  7. Healing Birth Trauma
    Dear fellow moms, Please don't read this if you are currently pregnant or haven't completed your family planning yet, as it may be very hard and painful to read. I myself have a very hard time to write this without crying... The following is what I have experienced in a German university...
  8. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Hi ladies! I am looking for a preemie friendly pediatrician for our daughter. She is 15 months adjusted. Our doctor keeps pushing me to get her into therapies, we do not agree (mostly husband). Do you know of any pediatricians in the south suburbs of Chicago (Oak Lawn) who let preemies develop...
  9. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Hello mothering community! My name is Alex and I am a student conduting surveys about NICU concerns from parents. See my other post to contribute! I am a biomedical engineering major at the University of Texas at Austin.
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