Caring for Your Preemie

Your preterm baby has special needs. Here you'll learn how to care for a premature baby through these early weeks and months. We'll help you understand when your baby will be ready to come home from the hospital, and how you can help her once she's home.

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Hospitals Need Baby Cuddler Volunteers for NICU

Coolest. Job. Ever. Hospitals are now enlisting volunteers to cuddle babies in the NICU and in adoption agencies—and for good reason. Here's how to get involved.
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Innovative NICU Lets Parents Stay With Their Babies

A Canadian hospital is set to open a new NICU unit, which lets parents bond with their babies.
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This Baby Vs. Small Object Instagram Could Be the Cutest Thing You See Today

ICYMI: Check out this adorable Instagram photo series for a dose of adorableness. Baby versus a carton of eggs? Guess who won!
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New Study Gives Us Good News About Preemies' School Performance

A new study of 1.3 million babies reveals some reassuring news for the education outcomes of premature babies born as early as 23 weeks.
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Science Proves You Can't Hold Your Baby Too Much

A new study shows that cuddling your baby (early and often!) has huge benefits when it comes to brain development, especially for preemies.
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More Caring for Your Preemie

Parenting a Premature Baby: What to Expect

Babies born premature before the 37th week of pregnancy need extra care. Here's what to expect and how to manage the challenges of parenting a preemie.
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Preemie Basics

No woman ever expects to give birth prematurely, yet about one in eight American moms deliver before their 37th week of pregnancy. We've pulled together a guide to nurturing your baby in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and at home.
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Mom Of Preemie Triplets Shares Her Powerful NICU Experience On Instagram

Get a rare look at the amazing journey this mom and her triplets have taken since their premature birth this past September.