Premature Baby News

Britain’s Smallest Baby Proves that Miracles Do Happen

Posted on 07/02/2018 by Matt Haselip

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.

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London Council Gives Extra Leave to Parents of Premature Babies

Posted on 13/01/2018 by Matt Haselip

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.

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Discipline: When Premature Babies Grow Up

Posted on 20/12/2017 by Matt Haselip

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.

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Hospital Encourages Reading to Premature Babies

Posted on 12/12/2017 by Matt Haselip

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.

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Fathers of Premature Babies Have Higher Stress Levels than Mums

Posted on 15/11/2017 by Matt Haselip

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.

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An Easy Way Seniors Can Help Premature Babies

Posted on 24/10/2017 by Matt Haselip

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.

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Persistence Pays Off For Parents Of Quads

Posted on 11/09/2017 by Matt Haselip

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.

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Discovery May Reduce the Number of Premature Births

Posted on 15/08/2017 by Matt Haselip

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

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Postnatal Grief: A Normal Part of Premature Birth

Posted on 10/07/2017 by Matt Haselip

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?

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

Posted on 02/06/2017 by Matt Haselip

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.

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