Deirdre & Jory
After many years of waiting we finally joined Parent Profiles (at the suggestion of our attorney) and within two months had made numerous contacts with birthmoms. After about three months we found the one we truly were meant to be connected with. Now, we have our lovely baby boy, born September 8th. It truly has been a wonderful journey and I thank you for having such a great site. Many more ...
When expecting a child you may have the underlying fear of delivering a premature baby. This is a common fear of most mothers to be. However, there are so many new treatments and technology available to help your premature baby strive and grow up to live a happy, healthy life. In fact, some recent studies have shown that 9 out of 10 babies survive to become fantastically beautiful children.
Hello there! Thanks for getting to know us! We're Rick and Becky, a family of two full of love and laughter. We cannot wait to give the best life we possibly can give to our future child. We would love to speak with you! Let's get to know each other! :)
The neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital your premature is delivered in may seem at first to be a scary and harsh environment for new and scared parents. Rest assured that the trained professionals in this unit are available to give you and your baby all of the support you need.
Upon delivery, your premature baby may be placed into an incubator. This is a cozy plastic box on wheels designed to keep your fragile little one safe and warm where the doctors and nurses can easily monitor him or her. In addition to the need for keeping them warm, your premature baby may also need to be fed either through an IV or through a naso-gastric tube which is passed through the nose or the mouth and down into the stomach.
While your premature baby is in the hospital, you will also probably become very familiar with other types of equipment such as heart and breathing monitors. These units are used to check the baby for heart rate as well as to make sure your baby does not stop breathing at any time.
Even though this can be a frightening time for some parents, it can also be a great story of love and hope. It is amazing to see how strong and willful a premature baby can be. These little bundles of joy can thrive in the right environment with the right equipment and lots of love. A premature baby is a miracle for all to embrace.