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A new Drug Could Help Preemie Babies

The University of Western Australia, and the King Edward Memorial Hospital are currently looking into whether a drug developed in the seventies could help extremely sick premature babies

New Protocol for Premature Babies Gets Parents Involved

The treatment protocol is part of a worldwide research project seeking to know how parental involvement affects the survival rates of premature babies.

More Employers Extending Leave after Premature Births

Parents of premature babies have an awful lot to deal with in the weeks and months following the birth of their children. Among the many concerns is how they will manage when it is time to go back to work.

Donated Breast Milk

Dealing with a premature baby is obviously going to be an incredibly stressful time for the parents in question. However, those mums struggling to establish a supply of breast milk might be finding this period even tougher.

Help More Premature Babies Survive

If you are among the millions of parents around the world who have given birth to premature babies, you will be excited to learn about a breakthrough that could change the lives of babies and their parents dramatically.

Parental Involvement

Imagine being the parent of a premature baby being cared for in the neonatal ICU unit. You want to be involved in the daily care of your child, but you don't know what to do.

Helping Premature Babies

Parents of premature babies need a lot of help and support. From the moment of delivery until the baby is strong enough to go home, there is lots to be done. And even after baby goes home, parents may need additional support to meet the unique needs of their lovely children. Thankfully, help and support is not hard to find in the UK.

Hard Decisions Are Part of Parenting Premature Babies

Parenting is not easy even under the best of conditions. When your child is a premature baby, parenting is even tougher. There are some very hard decisions that come with the territory, decisions that can sometimes be equal parts heartbreaking

Britain's Smallest Baby Proves that Miracles Do Happen

Little Frankie Thompson is referred to by his mother and father as a miracle baby. Indeed, he is. Born at just 24 weeks, Frankie is believed to be the smallest baby to have ever survived premature birth in the UK.

London Council Gives Extra Leave to Parents of Premature Babies

Having a baby is a joyous time, and after the birth the parents are keen to spend as much time as possible bonding with the new arrival. In the UK, mothers are entitled to statutory leave of fifty-two weeks. This includes twenty-six weeks of ordinary maternity leave. Parents can share leave if they prefer.

Discipline: When Premature Babies Grow Up

Increasing survival rates among premature babies over the last several decades is good news inasmuch as more parents are having the opportunity to raise their children to adulthood.

Hospital Encourages Reading to Premature Babies

Parents of premature babies born at the Royal Stoke University Hospital will be given a hand in the coming months through a new programme designed to encourage parents to read to their children.

Fathers of Premature Babies Have Higher Stress Levels than Mums

Having a baby is a joyous occasion for most people, and with nine months to prepare for the arrival of the new family member, couples certainly have plenty of time to get ready. Unfortunately, things do not always go to plan with a pregnancy as some are not as straightforward as others.

An Easy Way Seniors Can Help Premature Babies

We most often speak of premature births from the perspective of new parents and the medical professionals who work with them to care for the children.

Persistence Pays Off for Parents of Quads

We appreciate the opportunity to tell positive, uplifting stories about parents and their preterm babies. One notable example is the story of a couple that recently gave birth to two sets of identical twins.

Discovery May Reduce the Number of Premature Births

Medical science has indeed come a long way over the last two decades in terms of helping premature babies and their parents.

Postnatal Grief: A Normal Part of Premature Birth

Most of what we talk about in relation to premature babies relates to the babies themselves. We talk about their health challenges, how to care for them, and what parents can expect in the days, weeks, and months following the birth. But what about their parents?

Tiniest Baby's Survival Shows How Far We've Come

The survival rate for premature babies born at 26 weeks is 77%. That is very encouraging to parents facing the trials and tribulations of premature birth.

Pampers Deliver New Premature Nappies

Pampers are known throughout the UK as the nappy of choice for babies of all sizes. What many people do not know is how much effort Pampers puts into supporting premature babies and their parents.

Top 3 Post-Hospital Challenges for Parents

Parents of a premature baby may spend months helping to care for their babies in a hospital setting. But what happens when it's time to eventually bring the child home? Suddenly, mum and dad are the primary caregivers after having so much help from those wonderful doctors and nurses that made up the healthcare team.