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How Do You Spell S*T*R*E*S*S? The Preemie Experience…

Posted by candy on Jan 15, 2013 in NICU, Preemie

How Do You Cope With the STRESS of  Having a Baby in the NICU? Part 1
Buzzers and bells and loudspeakers, oh my!” and “How can anyone get any sleep in here?
Do you remember your first peek in the NICU? A recent ad hoc survey of family, friends and healthcare workers turned up some rather frightening adjectives [...]

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Home At Last With Your Preemie

Posted by candy on Jan 15, 2013 in Infertility, NICU, Preemie

Home With Your Preemie:
5 Things Parents Should Know and Do
by Candy Campbell, DNPc, MSN-HCSM, RN, CNL
[Reprinted with permission from Health4Mom.org]

(Courtesy:Annie Tao photography)

The first few weeks at home with a preemie can be especially trying. No matter if your preemie was born at 26 or 36 weeks, here are a few things to keep in [...]

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Preemies in the News- Documenting Common Sense

Posted by candy on Jan 15, 2013 in NICU, Preemie

(This article by Candy the Nurse first appeared in Dec. 2010)
Two news items about preemies were reported in the past two weeks which were indirectly linked. 
First, a study published by the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
discussed qualitative research with 59 parents who participated in a read-aloud-to-your-preemie-in-the-NICU program. The follow-up telephone survey showed that this activity [...]

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Concerned About Infertility?

Posted by candy on Jan 15, 2013 in Infertility, NICU, Preemie

Are you one of several million couples over the age of 30 concerned about infertility ? Do your eggs have stress fatigue from standing too long at the ’start’ line ? Is your sperm count waning because you are overweight? What’s the difference bewteen IVF and IUI? What’s the latest in genetic infertility research?
These and [...]

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