Cheryle Howard
Cheryle Howard

My first born who is 27 now, was 2lb 4oz. I had to be life flighted to Tulsa for the neo natal. I was told when I arrived that if they delivered, she would not live. She did live and the reasons why included the fact that she was not moved after she was born. Also girls have a better chance of living since they usually develop faster and are usually larger. The Dr. said probably the one thing that gave her the best chance was my morning sickness. Babies develop the urge to breathe...

My first born who is 27 now, was 2lb 4oz. I had to be life flighted to Tulsa for the neo natal. I was told when I arrived that if they delivered, she would not live. She did live and the reasons why included the fact that she was not moved after she was born. Also girls have a better chance of living since they usually develop faster and are usually larger. The Dr. said probably the one thing that gave her the best chance was my morning sickness. Babies develop the urge to breathe regularly as one of the things since they get oxygen from the umbilical cord. When a mother is sick it depletes the oxygen the baby gets and causes them to try to breathe. This develops the lungs quicker. I never thought I would thank God for morning sickness morning, noon and night but I did.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Cheryle Howard

What a great story...these are the outcomes we NICU Nurses live for! Thanks for your support!

Erick Jannes
Erick Jannes

It is to put it mildly not wise to remove an infant from its parents, for it needs its parents for survival. And to seprate twin infants / babies is also not wise... see the video The Divine Matrix from Gregg Braden at Youtube.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Erick Jannes

Thank you foriyour input and support!

Zipporah Royal
Zipporah Royal

As a mother of 4 all being premature this cause is especially important 2 me. My twins now 8 months had to stay in nicu for 2 wks in the next city 30 min away, that was hard enough ! I couldnt imagine a 3 hour trip every day

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Zipporah Royal

Thank you for your support!

Tina Bansi Atl
Tina Bansi Atl

Yes. So important. My son was in nicu for 8 days. 8 days I was there from early until 12midnight sometimes later. I did not see much parents there and they only spent 1 or 2 hours. What could've been more important?

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Tina Bansi Atl

Thank you for the support!

Bette Fredrickson
Bette Fredrickson

My twins were born 11 weeks premature in 1980. Back then they were considered very early. The
staff at the NICU at Dartmouth encouraged early bonding. As they grew stronger we became involved in their care. bathing, feeding, I later went on to help start a support group for parents. Support I did not have. Bless all that take care of these babies.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Bette Fredrickson

Thank you for sharing your story and your support!

Becky Hunt Davis
Becky Hunt Davis

Former NICU nurse. Strongly believe in this cause. My son, now 28 years old was transferred to a neonatal unit 30 minutes away. That seemed too far. Moms and babies need each other!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Becky Hunt Davis

Thank you for your support!

Dakota Dirck
Dakota Dirck

My daughter was born 5 weeks early after my appendix ruptured i could not imagine of i wouldve had to travel to little rock to see my baby for weeks.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Dakota Dirck

Thank you for your support and sharing your story!

Vicki Keith
Vicki Keith

As the mom of a child who was born 12 weeks early, it is absolutely critical that these parents spend as much time as possible with these babies! It does make a difference - a difference to the infant and the parents!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Vicki Keith

Thank you so much for your support!!!

Ashlee Seay
Ashlee Seay

Everyone at Willow creek NICU is so amazing. My precious twins had TTTS kept in til 34 weeks because of the amazing MFS at Northwest and Dr Lin and Dr Eagle and their team of APNs and nurses helped my babies and us during such a hard time. I would have been a wreck if I couldn't have been there 24 hours a day! Please support this!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Ashlee Seay

Thank you for your kind words and support!

Larry A. Curtis
Larry A. Curtis

This is the most important aspect to the health and safety of both the baby and family.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Larry A. Curtis

I agree! Thank you for your support!

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