Posted on November 19, 2014 by Charlotte Sparks
Nothing can prepare you for the premature arrival of your baby and the alien, clinical environment in which you have to spend the early days. Every baby has different needs and therefore a different treatment to nurse them to health and strength. If you're in this position, you and your baby will have to face those unique challenges hour by hour, day by day and there's not much anyone can say to lift that burden of worry. Hopefully in time you will be able to welcome your little one home.
It's so encouraging and delightful to read all the lovely success stories that celebrate those children who have overcome the medical battles of being prematurely born and have gone on to lead happy healthy lives. Sadly not all preemie babies will survive and those are not so openly talked about, though no less grieved because of it. Some babies make it home only for the joy to be short lived.
In support of Prematurity Awareness Month we're sharing some real life stories which illustrate the wide spectrum of medical & emotional challenges that parents of premature babies face. They are not all happy stories and our heartfelt sympathies go out to those grieving from the unexpected loss of their precious little ones. For those who celebrate the success of your growing premie baby against all odds, we wish you continued health and happiness. We hope you can take a moment to read through these stories.
We hope this highlights some of the issues facing Premature birth and in turn raises some money for research and medical improvements that can help prevent the loss of little lives. Tommy's and Bliss are two charities who can help achieve this. Please donate to them if you can.
Read also our previous post Tips for Breastfeeding A Preterm Baby
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