Category Archives: Prematurity

Simple Wishes Hands Free Bra

Simple Wishes Hands Free Bra

Several years ago, I discovered this amazing bra that allowed me to work and pump at the same time. Simple Wishes hands-free bra! It’s how I was able to write and blog, budget finances, work out meal plans, sit and eat a meal with two hands and so much more while expressing milk for myRead More

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Prematurity and Adoption References

Prematurity and Adoption References

The month of November is probably one of the most important months for WiseMommies Bloggers. It is the month for Prematurity and Adoption awareness which are two very important topics personally and emotionally. For November Prematurity Awareness Month, we had some amazing posts such as: Born too Soon;Life on a NICU for a Preterm BabyRead More

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How to Be a WiseMommies? Happy Mother’s Day!

How to Be a WiseMommies? Happy Mother’s Day!

How does one become a WiseMommies? Motherhood: When one of my good friends first became a mother, she told me, “motherhood will show you and your husband just how selfish you are or have been as human beings.” I started to think about this especially after having my first born child. It is true thatRead More

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Meeting Your Premature Baby for the First Time

Meeting Your Premature Baby for the First Time

I’m not about to write that my experience of seeing CC for the first time is the same as every mother of a premature baby’s experience, however in the six months in which CC was in hospital I did get to watch quite a few introductions and there was almost always the same initial expressionRead More

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Please Wear Purple This Month

Please Wear Purple This Month

During the month of November, I wear the color purple as much as I can. Around the world, different cities will light up well-known buildings with the color purple. And I ask YOU, at some point, or for World Prematurity Day which is Tuesday, November 17, 2015, to please wear purple. Why Purple? To helpRead More

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10 Reasons Why Prematurity Awareness Month Matters

10 Reasons Why Prematurity Awareness Month Matters

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and Tuesday, November 17 is World Prematurity Day, THE DAY, to really focus on awareness. We all know when it’s breast cancer awareness month, as one can practically suffocate with pink, and everyone is all too familiar with ALS via the fun ice-bucket challenge. Sadly, the fact that nearly allRead More

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Jayden’s Journey

Jayden’s Journey

We welcome another guest blogger, Tricia, share her story about her son, Jayden, as a premature baby for National Prematurity Month. Waking up in the middle of the night with contractions is scary for any first time mom, but it can be numbing when you are only 34 weeks pregnant. I woke my husband upRead More

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How I became a Mom to my Baby in an Incubator

How I became a Mom to my Baby in an Incubator

Okay, we all know the amazing benefits of skin to skin/ kangaroo care, but what do you do to bond with and help your baby when you can’t hold him? That’s the agonizing position we were in. As I said before, CC was ventilated for the first nine weeks of his life which meant weRead More

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Born too Soon; Life on a NICU for a Preterm Baby and his Mom

Born too Soon; Life on a NICU for a Preterm Baby and his Mom

Hi, I’m Eryn. Beth and I became friends a lifetime ago on a tour of the Scottish Highlands, long before husbands and children came along and changed the way we travel. I’m a 38 year old Canadian mother of two boys living in London, England. I was a primary school teacher but became a stayRead More

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Tests run for possible preterm babies

Tests run for possible preterm babies

I think it is important for high risk mothers to know and understand their options for pregnancy tests. Especially with twins, when there is a preterm birth risk, there are tests that can be monitored and ran. In my case, the doctors were monitoring the following ways: 1) cervical length: This is measured by anRead More

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