as a momma whose twins stayed 17 days in the NICU - this time is critical for both babies & mommas. Please make sure the parents are able to stay in the NICU with their babies. It is tragic to go to the hospital expecting great things and having to leave your precious babies at the hospital because you were released.
Hi. My 2nd grandson was born at only 24 wks. The bonding period for mother & baby is very very important.
Yes it is....thank yiu for your support!
My grandson was in the NICU in Ms. for 7 weeks. I was able to be with him everyday for hours because it was so close to home. It made such a difference in his recovery ! If we were later than normal getting there for our visit, the nurses said he'd get fussy. And many times we'd come in and his crying would stop the minute he'd hear our voices. YES YES YES, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE ! Ya'll are in our prayers
Thank you for sharing!
Only right that I do share. I just wish more people would get involved !
My nephew was born 14 weeks too soon, and our family will never forget the amazing care and love provided by the NICU staff in Wilmington, Delaware (Christiana Care Hospital). My nephew is now a healthy and happy toddler :) I have signed this petition, and will urge everyone I know here in NY to do the same. I wish you the best of luck with your cause.
Thank you...we need all the support we can get and appreciate yours!
Awesome place, my brother is the Medical Director at Christiana Care. Was so happy to see you adopted Spike, now Buddy?
My daughter was born at 25 weeks old, It is vital the parents are close and able to touch , hear, smell, feel their parents...My daughter is now a normal child with no issues of concern...
Wonderful to hear! Thank you for your support!
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.
What a great story...these are the outcomes we NICU Nurses live for! Thanks for your support!
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.
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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
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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?
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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.
Thank you for sharing your story and your support!