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It comes just in time for Prematurity Awareness Month.
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At the birth of their child, most parents would be elated. My mom and dad were terrified. I weighed two pounds and two ounces. My parents were shocked and confused. They didn't know babies could survive and develop well having been so small at birth. As it turns out, I was full of surprises.
Your pregnancy is ticking along, but all of a sudden you find yourself delivering your baby (or babies) early. Having a premature or sick baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, makes for an uncertain time as you and your family face a range of emotions. As an NICU nurse, my role is both holistic and family-centred, ensuring best outcomes for your baby while establishing a trusting partnership with parents and families.
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As a child advocate, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see some of the work World Vision is doing to make a difference. It was the first time I took my sons to see how many people in developing countries live. I tracked my experience in this travel journal.
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For me and Ellie, who was born at term, kangaroo mother care worked to calm us both down and kick-start our breastfeeding journey. But for moms who don't have access to a hospital, it can take the place of a life-saving incubator. Kangaroo mother care can literally be the difference between life and death for a baby.
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Preemie babies make feisty kids! They come into this world fighting for every breath. They struggle to survive each day and they work hard at simply growing one gram at a time. By the time my preemie twins could walk and talk they were ready to take on the world and tell everyone who's boss. They're strong willed and have proven that nothing and no one will stop them.
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The digital health industry is collecting data on a scale of which we have never before seen. Let's use this data to uncover and understand reproductive health challenges, so couples that want to start families are more likely to be able to do so.
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Among preemies born at 27 weeks, survival without major problems climbed from 29 per cent in 1993 to 47 per cent in 2012.
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Alberta's Ministry of Health confirmed the two provinces had come to an agreement so Amy Savill would not have to pay thousands of dollars.
Amy Savill went into labour two months early while vacationing with her family in northern Ontario.
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