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06/21/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
The nurses at a North Carolina hospital hold graduation ceremonies for preemie babies who leave their unit—and the results are adorable!
The nurses at a North Carolina hospital hold graduation ceremonies for preemie

Preemie Babies “Graduate” from Hospital

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Brandi Little Hubbuch
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BabyFirst
06/20/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Zookeepers have stepped in to take care of a baby elephant born premature after her mother couldn’t take care of her. See more adorable pictures here:
Zookeepers have stepped in to take care of a baby elephant born

Preemie Baby Elephant at Pittsburgh Zoo

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BabyFirst
06/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Surprisingly good news on extremely premature babies. Read more:
Surprisingly good news on extremely premature babies Read more:

Most Premature Babies Do Well In School Later On

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Michele Romagus
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06/16/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
In an attempt to quell the spread of germs, two Medical Centers instituted so-called handshake-free zones in their neonatal intensive care units and published findings on the effects of the Change. Find out more:
In an attempt to quell the spread of germs two Medical Centers

What happens when a hospital NICU goes handshake-free?

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Laure Hofland Heit
Paula Wick
Michelle Shelley
BabyFirst
BabyFirst
06/15/2017. Facebook
Logan was born at 24 weeks weighing 540 grams. He spent two years in the hospital, transferring from the NICU to the children's ward. Read his story here:
Logan was born at 24 weeks weighing 540 grams He spent two

Baby of the Month: Logan

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BabyFirst
06/14/2017. Facebook
A kind-hearted nurse is surprising families of newborns in the NICU with tiny, homemade superhero capes with their initials on them.
A kindhearted nurse is surprising families of newborns in the NICU with

Montreal nurse makes superhero capes for NICU babies

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BabyFirst
06/12/2017. Facebook
World-leading stem cell research by Thébaud and colleagues could prove to be a game-changer for babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Read more:
Worldleading stem cell research by Thébaud and colleagues could prove to be

Promising treatment for preemies' lungs gets funding boost

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BabyFirst
06/09/2017. Facebook
Leigh Dumighan’s son Warwick was born 11 weeks early and fighting for his life before mum used 'skin-to-skin' contact to save his life.
Leigh Dumighans son Warwick was born 11 weeks early and fighting for

Mum says 'kangaroo care' saved her preemies life

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BabyFirst
06/07/2017. Facebook
Can the most basic nurturing techniques help heal the traumas of premature birth? Leaving the womb too early puts babies at a higher risk for emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges later in life. William Brangham reports on one research effort in New York aimed at minimizing those impacts by strengthening the emotional connection between mother and child.
Can the most basic nurturing techniques help heal the traumas of premature

The simple acts of care that could help premature babies develop

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BabyFirst
06/05/2017. Facebook
When Shannon Waters delivered her first baby six years ago, it went exactly as she’d hoped ― a calm, quiet home birth surrounded by her husband and midwife. The 40-year-old physician dreamt of having a similar experience with her second. Instead, her water broke six weeks before her due date while she was snuggled next to her 6-year-old before bedtime.
When Shannon Waters delivered her first baby six years ago it went

The Incredible Moment This Mom Roared Her Preemie Into The World

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BabyFirst
06/02/2017. Facebook
You probably know it's important to have direct contact with your newborn, but for many premature babies it's vital for their development. That's why Huntsville Hospital is raising awareness for "kangaroo care."
You probably know its important to have direct contact with your newborn

Huntsville Hospital promotes ‘kangaroo care’ for NICU babies

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BabyFirst
05/29/2017. Facebook
A new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of vital blood-clotting cells that can represent the difference between life and death. The finding also could offer big benefits for premature babies. Read more:
A new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of vital

Blood discovery could benefit preemies, help end platelet shortages

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BabyFirst
05/25/2017. Facebook
Paige was born 17 weeks early and given just 25% chance of survival. But now, Paige is near two years old and she has made a remarkable recovery.
Paige was born 17 weeks early and given just 25 chance of

Incredible survival of baby born so premature she was smaller than a £10 note

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BabyFirst
05/23/2017. Facebook
Nicole Williams wants to give back for the help she received as an infant. Read more:
Nicole Williams wants to give back for the help she received as an infant Read more:

From preemie to respiratory therapist

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BabyFirst
05/22/2017. Facebook
Treating an infant in pain is not like treating a tiny adult. Could EEG be a new, potentially valuable tool for pain researchers?
Treating an infant in pain is not like treating a tiny adult

Babies' EEG brain signals offer window into their pain

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BabyFirst
05/18/2017. Facebook
As a NICU nurse, Leslie thought she had developed a good understanding of the struggle and the emotional rollercoaster that defines the lives of families whose babies are in the NICU. But all of that changed when her son was born. Read more!
As a NICU nurse Leslie thought she had developed a good understanding

'Portrait of Courage': Becoming a NICU Mom Changed Me

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BabyFirst
05/17/2017. Facebook
Paige was born with a 10 cm gap in her oesophagus. Less than 24 hours after being born, she had her first operation. Over the following three weeks, she had three more operations. She was in the NICU for just over a month. At six months old, she had a five-hour reconstructive surgery. She is much better now and we wish her all the best for the future!
Paige was born with a 10 cm gap in her oesophagus Less

Our Baby of the Month - May 2017

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BabyFirst
05/15/2017. Facebook
This Mother’s Day weekend, some of St. Louis tiniest residents are creating a one of a kind gift for that special woman in their lives. NICU babies at St. Louis Children’s Hospital created personalized cards for their moms, with the help of some nurses of course. Watch the video here:
This Mothers Day weekend some of St Louis tiniest residents are creating

St. Louis Children’s Hospital NICU babies craft special Mother’s Day gifts

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Suzanna Plinke
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BabyFirst
05/14/2017. Facebook
Wishing a happy Mother's Day to you all! How do you celebrate Mother's Day?
Wishing a happy Mother's Day to you all How do you celebrate Mother's Day
BabyFirst
BabyFirst
05/12/2017. Facebook
A major breakthrough in the treatment of premature babies with chronic lung disease could save them from life-long health problems, Australian scientists say. Learn more:
A major breakthrough in the treatment of premature babies with chronic lung

Treatment breakthrough could help premature babies with chronic lung disease for first time

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Erin Victoria Karpinec
Tonip Hickson
Angela Hora