It's splash time for the internet's favorite premature baby hippo! Fiona is clearly enjoying herself, splashing around and flicking water at each of her surrogate zookeeper moms, who watch over her while sitting in the wading pool while she plays around. Watch the video here:
Abi Peters was four months premature and weighed 1.3lbs when she underwent major abdominal surgery. The newborn was smaller than surgeon's hand. Four months and a day after the operation, little Abi was discharged from hospital for the very first time. Read more:
It’s a familiar place for the select few: a quiet atmosphere mixed with the hustle and bustle of doctors and nurses. It’s a place not for the faint of heart, where parents become stronger than they could ever imagine. Here are 12 signs that you are a NICU parent:
Every year, 15 million babies are born preterm worldwide. Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under five years of age. In 2015, they were responsible for nearly one million deaths!
Jamie Fair Summers is no pushover. She likens herself to a superhero as she playfully runs around her loving family home, where she is known as "Super JF." Her fighting spirit impresses everyone she knows and meets.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that preemies in NICUs may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Conversely, the researchers also found that some preemies may not get enough exposure to beneficial sounds, such as language and music, that can improve early development. Read more: