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Premature Baby Stories and Pictures

Picture of Zaydenn, a baby born at 23 weeks

 Premature babies are truly amazing little people. Spend some time with these adorable preemies, learning their stories and admiring their beautiful faces.

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Lumbar Puncture in Babies

A Lumbar puncture, also called an LP or a spinal tap, is an important procedure to test for infection in premature or sick babies.

Spinal Taps in Premature or Sick Babies

A lumbar puncture, or spinal tap, is a common procedure preformed on premature or sick babies. Although spinal taps may be scary for parents, they're the only

When Can I Hold My Premature Baby

Holding your premature baby for the first time is an important NICU milestone. These signs will help you know when you can finally hold your preemie.

When Can I Hold My Premature Baby?

Holding a premature baby for the first time is one of the happiest NICU milestones. Before your baby can come out of the isolette and into your arms, he or

Cell Phones in the NICU

Cell phones in the NICU can help families keep in touch and stay informed and organized. These tips will help you use cell phones safely in the NICU.

Top 5 Tips for Cell Phone Safety in the NICU

Cell phones are a great way to stay in touch with family, research medical terms on the internet, and keep track of your baby's growth and development. They

Vaccines in Premature Babies

Many parents have questions about vaccinating their preemies, including what type of vaccine schedule preemies should use.

Top 3 Reasons Why Preemies Should Get Vaccines on Time

Many parents think that, because preemies are small and have immature immune systems at birth, they should wait until their babies are older before starting


Oligohydramnios, or low fluid volume during pregnancy, can be a mild problem or a serious concern.

Oligohydramnios and Premature Birth

Amniotic fluid, the liquid that surrounds the baby during pregnancy, is very important to a healthy pregnancy and baby. Oligohydramnios (or just oligo for

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