Support and Resources for Parents of Premature Infants
Coping When Your Baby Needs Neonatal Intensive Care
Having a baby in the NICU is very stressful to parents. When your NICU baby is sick, the stress can be overwhelming. These strategies will help you to cope and to stay involved and informed.
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Moms of preemies need support to help them cope with their baby's early birth. Learn the symptoms of postpartum depression, where to find help, and how it's treated.
Social Security Benefits for Your Premature Baby
Some premature or low birth weight babies are eligible to get social security benefits. These benefits are called supplemental security income, or SSI.
Premature Baby - Coping Tips for Having a Premature Baby
Readers share tips on how they coped with having a premature baby.
Coping With the Death of a Baby
Sadly, many premature babies are born too early to live. Grieving the death of a baby may feel like a process that will never end. Although these coping strategies cannot take the pain away, they may help make it easier to bear.
Coping with Having a Premature Baby
Having a premature baby is a traumatic experience, and parents often have difficulty sorting through their feelings. This resource helps parents to cope with the emotions they may be feeling after the birth of their premature baby.
March of Dimes SPEAKing About Preterm Birth Survey
On June 30, 2010, the March of Dimes released a new survey entitled "SPEAKing About Preterm Birth." Dr. Alan Fleischman, medical director of the March of Dimes, answers my questions about the survey.
Death of a Baby - What Helped You Through the Death of Your Baby?
Grieving the death of a baby is a slow, painful process. Parents who have experienced the death of a baby share their stories and share coping strategies with other families.
My review of Wubbanub pacifiers - cute, cuddly stuffed animals secured to a Soothie pacifier.
Medical Bills - How Did You Pay Your Preemie's Medical Bills?
Readers share stories on how they payed the medical bills for their premature babies, including NICU bills and doctor's fees.
NICU Coping Tips
Parents share their stories of how they coped with having a baby in the NICU.
Help Paying Your Premature Baby's Medical Bills
With the high cost of NICU care, parents of premature babies may get sticker shock when they see their hospital bills. Insured and uninsured patients will get help figuring out how to pay their copays or how to approach paying off their medical bills.