Preemies

 

24 weeker micro preemie Nahla’s story -UPDATED

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The Inside Story: One family’s journey after giving birth to micro-preemies

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28 weeker micro preemie-Willie’s first diaper change with Mommy

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25 Week Micro Preemie (3.5 months premature) Born at 1 lb Happy 1st Birthday Emma!

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Dior’s Journey | Preemie Born at 23 Weeks

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Preemies: What to Expect

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OUR NICU JOURNEY // 25 WEEKER MICRO-PREEMIE

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Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at fewer than 37 weeks’ gestational age, as opposed to the usual about 40 weeks. These babies are known as preemies or premmies. Symptoms of preterm labor include uterine contractions which occur more often than every ten minutes or the leaking of fluid from the vagina.

Premature infants are at greater risk for cerebral palsy, delays in development, hearing problems and sight problems. The earlier a baby is born, the greater these risks will be. Preemie definition is a premature baby. Recent Examples on the Web Henry, who is nonverbal, was born a preemie at 29 weeks and with cerebral palsy. — Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, “Carmel teen with cerebral palsy beats coronavirus after experimental treatment,” 2 June 2020 Life was already complicated for the micro-preemie before the COVID-19 pandemic. Preemies Premature babies require special attention.

It begins in the NICU and continues with you at home. Learn more about preemie care and their special health concerns. Preemie Premature birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies in the US.

Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births. A birth is considered “preterm” when a child is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. When a baby is born more than three weeks earlier than the predicted due date, that baby is called “premature.” Premature babies (preemies) have not grown and developed as much as they should have before birth. Why Was My Baby Born Early?

Most of the. Most preemies grow up to be healthy kids. They tend to be on track with full-term babies in their growth and development by age 3 or so. Your baby’s early years, though, may be.

A premature (preterm) baby is born before 37 complete weeks of pregnancy. Generally, the earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of complications. At first, your premature baby might have little body fat and need help maintaining body heat. BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world.

Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming.With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby’s growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect. Oct 5, 2015 Blog posts that pertain to premature infants. See more ideas about Premature, Premature baby, Preemie.

Preemies in the NICU: How parents can help. 5:51 min | 1,944,110 views You can help your tiny one with skin-to-skin contact and letting your baby hear your voice. Show transcript Two pound, 11 ounce Noah was born 13 weeks early.

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Term infants are born between 37 and 42 weeks of gestational age, preterm infants (premature or “preemies”) are born at fewer than 37 weeks of gestational age, and postterm infants are born at 42 or more weeks of gestational age.

“Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care E-Book” by Al Heuer
from Wilkins’ Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care E-Book
by Al Heuer
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

When preterm IUGR infants and infants of multiple gestations are born after 33 to 34 weeks gestation, they may have fewer complications of prematurity than expected for their gestational age (Allen, 2005b; Ley et al., 1997).

“Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention” by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes, Adrienne Stith Butler, Richard E. Behrman
from Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention
by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2007

Term infants are born between 37 and 42 weeks of gestational age, preterm infants (premature or “preemies”) are born at fewer than 37 weeks of gestational

“Wilkins' Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care E-Book” by Al Heuer
from Wilkins’ Clinical Assessment in Respiratory Care E-Book
by Al Heuer
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Any infant born before 37 weeks of gestation is defined as premature, term infants are those born between 37 and 42 weeks of gestation, and post-term neonates are born after 42 weeks of gestation.

“Pediatric Surgery E-Book” by Arnold G. Coran, Anthony Caldamone, N. Scott Adzick, Thomas M. Krummel, Jean-Martin Laberge, Robert Shamberger
from Pediatric Surgery E-Book
by Arnold G. Coran, Anthony Caldamone, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Preterm infants who spend post-conceptional weeks 28 through 32 in a NICU are less mature in their pain response to heel prick than newborn premature infants of 32 weeks’ postconceptional age (PCA) [28].

“Neonatology: A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases” by Giuseppe Buonocore, Rodolfo Bracci, Michael Weindling
from Neonatology: A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases
by Giuseppe Buonocore, Rodolfo Bracci, Michael Weindling
Springer Milan, 2012

When the birth of a preterm infant is anticipated, the NICU is alerted, and an interprofessional care team including a neonatologist, an advanced practice nurse, a staff nurse, and a respiratory therapist are usually present for the birth.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Neonates born at 34 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks ofgestation are categorized as late preterm infants.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, Shannon E. Perry
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Infants who are born late preterm (34 to 36 weeks at birth) are at significantly increased risk for problems related to hyperbilirubinemia, feeding problems, and hospital readmission (Maisels et al, 2009; Souto, Pudel, & Hallas, 2011; Watchko, 2009).

“Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care” by Betty J. Ackley, MSN, EdS, RN, Gail B. Ladwig, MSN, RN
from Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care
by Betty J. Ackley, MSN, EdS, RN, Gail B. Ladwig, MSN, RN
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Infants with Type 2, Langer-Saldino type, have short arms and legs, a narrow chest with short ribs, and underdeveloped lungs.

“Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions eBook” by Mosby
from Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions eBook
by Mosby
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Preemies are unique—they require special attention and treatment.

“Your Baby's First Year Week by Week” by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
from Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week
by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
Hachette Books, 2010

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  • i had my son at 28 weeks he was born weighing 1 pound and 8 ounces hes now going on 12 next month he also stayed in the hostpital for close to 4 months to anyone whos now in this situation having and preemie can be scary but you have to keep the faith i am and living wittness to what god can do they might start out small but they dont end that way your babies will end up being very strong and healthy and this will be something you look back on and will be hard to believe you even had a baby so small looking at how big they will be i alwase share my story im so greatful and blessed and i know how good god is there is nothing to big for him to fix keep the faith and stay strong and pray

  • 15 years ago… my parents had me. My parents can realate so well to your guys story. I was born also at 25 weeks due to the fact that my mom had HELLP syndrome. I was born at 1lb 2 oz, and spent 6&1/2 months in NICU. One of my doctors had zero faith that my parents would survive last only 1 night with me…. they never had to bring me back to NICU. My mom had to wait just a little over 3 months to hold me for the first time… but my parents were always there for me. I was the first baby from my unit in the 20 + years that had been there, that went home successfully with a vent and everything and never had to come back. Until 4 years ago some kid took my title! But when i saw this video for the first time, and so did my mom, we just both started crying. He looks so beautiful, and he is going to be your miracle; bc that’s what us NICU Aumni r. And little Ryker, ik that u were just born this year, but… from one NICU kid to another… no matter what anyone says to you, you are the most precious, miracle, and piece to your parents life that they will ever have. My prayers r with ya kid. You will do so many great things in your life… like i will very soon (only 7 more years of school till i is in the real world). To your parents: You are blessed people to have this precious kid in which u will love and cherish forever. And you are blessed to have him with all that he has gone through…and take it in cause one day he will be a teen like i am now. So proud of you Ryker, you will be amazing!

  • Thank you for sharing your amazing story with the world. Your daughter is so beautiful. My wife and I are going through the same experiences as you right now with our daughter who was born at 23 weeks and 3 days. She makes 12 weeks tomorrow and we’re looking forward to the day we can take her home just like you took your daughter home. Mahalo for the inspiration and hope from Hawai’i. ������������

  • That was so beautiful!! It brings back so many memories of when my baby boy was in the nicu. It was the hardest time in my life but we made it through and he will be 6 months old on the 23rd. Ryker is absolutely adorable and he’s such a strong boy! I love following you guys and seeing how big he’s getting and how great he is doing! Happy 1st birthday Ryker!! Sending you guys love and prayers. Stay safe!����

  • I lost my daughter she born on 26 weeks,mha kabhi nhe vul sakti wo din jab mera baby mera hat pakad k ro raithe,she live in 21 days, fir doctor na kaha aab tumhara baby nahee raheee mujha itna dard huwa kee life mha mujha aasa dukh nahe mila tha aaj aakar mila vagwan se itna pray karunge jo mera sath huwa wo kisike sath na kara

  • Wow that was beautiful to watch. I’m so happy that ur precious baby boy made it through those tough times in the nicu. Unfortunately my baby girl Julianna didn’t graduate out of the nicu, she wasnt strong enough to make it that far, but I’m truly so happy that ur baby did, it brings me happiness to know that there are some mothers out there who dont have to feel what its like to lose their baby in the nicu and have to go on living life with a permanent emptiness and ache in their heart n soul the way that I do. God bless u n ur family!! Treasure each n every moment with that miracle baby, hes amazing!!!

  • My daughter was born 3 months early, 2.5 pounds and 13 inches long. She stayed in the NICU for 2.5 months and came home weighing 4 pounds. She’s 12 now and can’t tell she was ever in the hospital.

  • Thankyou for all your lovely comments. This was 3 years ago. Unfortunately, this may I had a baby born at 26 weeks. She didn’t make it due to an infection that turned septic and it was diagnosed to late so she passed away as the sepsis started shutting down her organs. I appreciate my premature daughter living everyday but I now know how lucky I was ��

  • As I sit in the hospital by my daughter’s side awaiting the early arrival of my first granddaughter who is trying to come at only 26weeks of being in the womb, my heart smiles just to be able to see this video that you shared. Your sweet baby was determined to survive and all along the way you two were determined to be the best parents you could be and at the same time you have blessed me just to witness a peak into your journey. Thank you, thank you and thank you!!!!!!

  • Wow!!! I’m watching this as I’m getting ready to start a job in the NICU. I work at Cardinal Glennon & they have such a wonderful NICU staff. It’s the best place to be during such a difficult time. I love that the babies get to “graduate” �� I’m so happy your little man was a fighter and came out stronger than ever. ����

  • Such a blessing! My wife and I are going through the exact same journey! This video gives me so much more faith in our baby girl! God bless NICU

  • I’m a mom to 24weeker twin boys so I’ve lived this miracle and I thank you for sharing. Everyday is hard, but God is amazing! Blessings to you and your family.

  • I cried watching this, she’s so beautiful. This gives me hope. My baby girl is 26 weeks and I can’t wait to bring her home. So happy for you guys and wishing you all the best of blessings!

    Ps: my baby girl is in the same hospital and is also wearing one the hats ur baby girl wore! ❤️��

  • Hi everyone. Nahla is now three and I’m happy to say healthy. If you want to see our updated video on how she is doing and a cute little Q&A, please click here:
    https://youtu.be/N07fTTju5Nw

    Praying for all parents who are facing the prospect of having a micro preemie, those currently in nicu with a micro preemie and those who have their micro preemies at home. I know you worry about their future, if they’ll be ok, if they’ll have problems etc. I hope my updated video can provide some hope for you �� Sian @sianziabrown

  • Back in 1994 I was born at 25 weeks. It’s amazing to see how technology has changed and I’m so happy to see them doing so well ♥️♥️♥️

  • I was born 3 1/2 months early too and I weighed 1 pound and I had heart surgery and was in the icu for almost a year and was on a breathing tube but I made it and I have almost died 5 times from my heart issues and I’m now 14 years old and very healthy and I weigh 74 pounds now ❤️❣️ May god bless that baby ��

  • As a grad nicu momma I can tell hard days but today my gift is healthy, terrible toddler lol climbing speaking totally normal and I praise the Lord every day

  • What was the hospital you gave birth in? Because I thought in the uk they don’t even attempt to save babies under 24weeks

    Btw really inspirational x

  • She is absolutely beautiful!! ����
    And omgosh she was sooo sooo tiny. My goodness. I didn’t realize how small she was until the picture of her laying on your chest and her little ear was smaller than your finger nail and her hand was the same size of your finger nail. That’s incredible! I was going to ask if she was ahead of all her milestones because she was born early and learned everything so early but as I watched the entire video I seen that even when born so many months premature they still meet their milestones right around the same time as a regular term baby would.
    Anyway keep that little one at close arms length because when she gets older…watch out. She’s gonna have a lot of boys liking her lol. She’s a really pretty baby. God Bless

  • Thank you so much for this. It is really encouraging. My baby was born at 27 weeks. She’s been in NICU for 22days, another 2 months to go. ❤️

  • She is so sweet!�� Happy Anniversary of your “home for good” day baby girl! I just came across this video in my recommended, and happen to be 25wks today�� You’s are so blessed! Sunnybrook is the best❤

  • Omg….I cried the entire video! My niece was born just 2 days ago at 25 weeks weighing only 13oz. I am a auntie Tiff also. My sis in law had the same issue as the mommy in this video. I appreciate the story being shared. What a remarkable and beauty baby. This gives me do much joy and hope for the days to come. May the most high continue to bless these lil wonders as we watch them grow. Thank u again

  • This gives me hope. �� I’m high risk and not expected to make it to 30 weeks(I’m 24 weeks )since I had the cerclage but i am progressing close to labor again so it only bought us more time. I’m so glad he is home and healthy

  • OH MY GOODNESS she is to cute. Loved watching her grow via your video. Technology has come so far, it truly amazing what they can do for these teeny babes born before they were expected……Hope you post more vids of her. Her and her little bald head made my night.

  • Omg. This give me hope. I’m currently having the same issue. My twins came 26weeks and unfortunately one die the nxt day but the other one in hospital fighting these same problem. Can the mother of these precious baby r anyone with familiar story hit me up. My baby girl is 3mth old n still in nicu fighting. Please and thanks

  • Like me but I was 1 pound 5 ounces the doctor said that good thing that I was strong now I’m 13 and 105 pounds 5’4 and I was 13 increase I have a pigeon heart and I had laser eye surgery when I was 15 days old

  • I’m so happy I was born three month early and could ig breath and had a hole in my heart and I have bad hart problems but I’m good

  • Congratulations on this beautiful miracle! I also has preemie babies and I know how horrible those ups and downs are! Good job Mom and Dad!

  • As Soon As I seen The Part “ She Handed Me A Picture of Her” my eyes just cried how tiny but beautiful she is. i’m currently in the hospital went in at 24weeks 6 days, 2 days later she still in here 25 weeks 1 day and hoping and praying for the best ������ It was very scary i only went to the ER for pelvic pain to see if i could get medication i never thought oh my water has ruptured a bit but there are more layers and baby is stable, i’m stable. very overwhelming but i been remaining positive and my family has been praying ❤️ My daughter will fight and she has mom and dad to cheer her on

  • I can’t imagine having a 25 weeker. The uncertainty and grief of your pregnancy prematurely ending must’ve been very very hard. I’m glad your family is complete with him home. It’s so wonderful he is a NICU success story. He looks so happy. You couldn’t tell he was a micro preemie.

    My second was a 3 pound 32 weeker. Her survival was never in question thank God but it was the hardest time of my life. Being separated from your baby when they should still be growing inside you is difficult to reconcile. She spent 4 wks in NICU and came home weighing 4 pounds in a car bed bc she failed her car seat test. She’s now a firecracker of a 2.5yo. She has developmental delays especially with her speech. But my fullterm son also has autism so who knows. I’m now 36w with #3 and I’m incredibly relieved we made it this far despite close monitoring due to my past two higher risk pregnancies (placental insufficiency, preeclampsia, growth restriction). This baby seems to be doing much better compared to my first two.

  • Beautiful! I had a scare yesterday at 23+4. This video gave me hope that if I do deliver early my baby girl will be okay. Thanks for sharing ��

  • I’m here because my partner and i had to abort our daughter at 25 weeks pregnancy due to a 50/50 chance of my wife dying if delivering at birth. This was due to lupus and pulmonary hypertension complications i didnt get to see her fetus but we think of our daughter everyday and today that’s what brought me here bless

  • Congrats momma. I had my son early at 29w4d due to sever preeclampsia like you.. but they put me on magnesium drip to bring my blood pressure down and protect babys brain.

  • Was the hearing difficulty part of her maturing organs or its permanent? I’m 25wks now with complete placenta previa and having twin girls, i hope they stay in but i came on YouTube searching for success stories and risks… I’m literally in my hospital room because bleeding…

  • I’m 25 weeks so I can’t read the comments, but God bless you and this sweet angel! She is a miracle and looks like a porcelain doll! I cried the whole video. It’s encouraging to know I’m making it far enough in my pregnancy that my son can make it outside the womb.

  • Blessings on your family and your little one!

    Our daughter was also born preemie (1lb 12oz), and would love to get acquainted! We are NEW to YOUTUBE

  • This is beautiful and so is your daughter!
    My baby was born at 33 weeks through an emergency c-section. She had gotten tangled in her umbilical cord and pretty much hung herself. She was born with a heartbeat around 10 per minute. They were able to save her with literally minutes to spare but 45 minutes later her heart completely stopped. They resuscitated her and continued hooking every machine imaginable to her. She was airlifted to a different state (a 2 hour trip by car). She had bleeding in her brain, a hole in her heart, underdeveloped lungs (that were also infected), and she couldn’t maintain a safe temperature. Thankfully she had the spirit and attitude to fight.
    She will turn 3 in October and she has hit every “normal” milestone.

  • My baby was born at 24 weeks he had a brain bleed and that caused him to get what’s called hydrocephalus! But he has a VP shunt now and is showing improvements! God blessed us with strong babies ����

  • I had a 32 weeker. My heart goes out to the parents of micro preemies. It’s stressful enough to deal with the NICU, but I can’t imagine having a baby fighting for survival, 3-4 months early. Your daughter is a miracle! You are an amazing mama fighting for her.