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Discover inspirational stories of premature babies growing up healthy. New preemie heroes will be presented every month. Stay tuned!

Baby of the Month 2017

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BabyFirst
01/19/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
"It’s a rough, rough ride, but you do come through it. You are strong for your baby and when you reach the other side you will see how far you have come, and it’s amazing!" Read the whole story of a preemie-mom:

A Micro Preemie: My Story

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BabyFirst
01/18/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Hypothermia can be easily prevented and cured. All it takes are regular temperature monitoring and Kangaroo Care. But at understaffed hospitals and homes where parents are uninformed or uneducated about the need, this doesn’t always happen. But a new technology can help. Learn more:

This wearable could prevent half of premature baby deaths in India

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BabyFirst
01/16/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
Parental bonding is an important factor in the development of a baby. Feeling the heart beat, voice and breath of mom and dad can make a difference. Learn more about the bonding between parents and their preemies.
BabyFirst
01/13/2017. Facebook
A couple decided that when it came time for them to get married, they didn't want a typical ceremony. Instead, Lilly Nguyen and Phil De Carlos were married in the Chapel at the Texas Children's Hospital surrounded by their friends, family, and the most important guest of all: their son Lucas.

Parents get married in NICU so preemie son can attend wedding

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BabyFirst
01/12/2017. Facebook
Charlie is one of the Baby Heroes 2017!
Born 15 weeks early, Charlie's medical problems were extensive, including sepsis, grade 3 and 4 brain bleeds and chronic lung disease. After 98 days on NICU, he came home on oxygen support. Now, he's a happy healthy boy, full of love and mischief. Learn more about his brilliant development!

Let's meet Charlie: Baby of the Month

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BabyFirst
01/11/2017. Facebook
Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding for preemies led to better outcomes two decades later, found a new study. Read more!

Kangaroo Care Still Benefits Preemies 20 Years Later

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BabyFirst
01/10/2017. Facebook
“We want Lucas to look back and through all this pain, stress and struggle, I want him to see that there’s still something good that came out of it.”

Premature boy helps dad propose to mom for New Year's wedding

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BabyFirst
01/09/2017. Facebook
Little battler Oliver beats health risk of premature birth: Three months after he was born, more than a dozen weeks premature and weighing in at a minuscule 668g, Oliver Mizzi is going home.

Little Oliver is a tiny triumph

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BabyFirst
01/06/2017. Facebook
Women who had skin-to-skin contact with their naked babies right after delivery were more likely to breastfeed longer than women who didn't have their babies placed on their skin right away, researchers found.

Skin-to-skin contact after birth good for mom and baby

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BabyFirst
01/05/2017. Facebook
Olivia, Shiloh and Sanaa were born at just 24 weeks and six days and each weighed just over one pound. During the babies’ three months in the NICU, it’s the small but meaningful milestones that are giving their family hope. See more pictures of the sisters here:

Mom Of Preemie Triplets Shares Her Powerful NICU Experience On Instagram

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BabyFirst
01/04/2017. Facebook
Research suggests method involving skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding gives premature and low birth-weight infants better chance of thriving in later life.

'Kangaroo care' makes premature babies healthier and wealthier, study finds

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BabyFirst
01/03/2017. Facebook
Kangaroo Care is the process of initiating skin-to-skin contact between you and your newborn. It has been well established that Kangaroo Care is one of the most important, nurturing gifts both mother and father can give to their baby. Learn more:

Baby First - Your baby in the NICU

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BabyFirst
01/02/2017. Facebook
Childbirth is not easy. When a child is born premature, the situation is even more difficult. Parents must be prepared for all possibilities. Read through our glossary and learn more about the NICU.

Baby First - Glossary of NICU Terms

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01/02/2017. Facebook
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01/01/2017. Facebook
BabyFirst wishes a happy and healthy new year!
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12/23/2016. Facebook
BabyFirst wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A special Merry Christmas and a happy New Year’s Day to all families with a premature baby and babies in the NICU. We hope you can bring your little ones home soon! We wish you the best of luck and hope to make the Holidays as special as possible! We'll see you in 2017!
BabyFirst
12/23/2016. Facebook
These tiny “gifts” were the best presents their parents could possibly receive this holiday season.

Santa's Magic Turns NICU Babies Into Tiny 'Gifts' for Their Families

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BabyFirst
12/22/2016. Facebook
A visit from St. Nicholas, "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
Read the NICU version here:

Saint NICU

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BabyFirst
12/22/2016. Facebook
"It's the best Christmas gift ever," said Chris Mormance, Kacie's father, thanking hospital staff, many of whom wiped away tears, as he and his wife, Randa Mormance, bundled up Kacie and her twin sister, Naomi, to head home for the holidays.

Hospital's tiniest surviving preemie heads home for the holidays

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