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Reader Stories: Bringing Your Preemie Home from the NICU

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Updated May 28, 2014

Bringing your preemie home from the NICU is a joyous time, but it can also cause a lot of worry. Share your experiences with bringing your preemie home from the hospital, and read others' stories about bringing a preemie home.

Raiden Arashi, Born at 30 Weeks

The first few nights after we brought Raiden home I didn't sleep. I was so worried. He was having bradycardia while sleeping, and some apnea when eating at the hospital. I just kept thinking that if …More

Eliana's First Weeks at Home, Born at 28 Weeks

The trauma we all went thru as she had major Bradycardia & apnea so severe she had to be intubated for 10 days while the docs threw around all their different theories, it was horrible. Then once she…More

Kaitlyn and Leanne, Born at 32 Weeks

Bringing them home was wonderful, but overwhelming. They had been completely bottle fed in the hospital, because I was told they could come home sooner that way. I wanted to breast feed so bad, but i…More

Mason, Born at 27 Weeks

Bringing him home finally was such a relief! Of course you worry about them more than you would a normal baby. He slept in his bassinet next to my bed and I constantly checked on him. Luckily my husb…More

Amaya, born at 26 weeks

In about another 6 days I am bringing my baby girl home......Shall let you know how it is afterwards!!Right now I am getting prepared with her nursery and learning cup feeding and breast feeding. Sin…More

25 Week Twins

We were blessed to bring Grayson home on August 31, 2006. The time between bringing him home and bringing Kaitlyn home on October 18, 2006 was both joyful and bittersweet. I would have loved to bring…More

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