Acing the NICU: How I’m giving preemies like me a fighting chance

I was born as a premature baby 10 weeks early and weighing just 2 lbs. My identical twin had passed away at 26 weeks due to complications. I, too, had complications and the odds were certainly stacked against me. I was born with two holes in my heart, hypothyroidism and chronic lung disease. The nurses … Continue reading Acing the NICU: How I’m giving preemies like me a fighting chance

A Thanksgiving miracle: Micro preemie makes it home for the holidays

This year, one Pottsboro family has a big blessing to add to the top of the list of things they’re thankful for — the long-awaited homecoming of their baby girl, Pearly Jo. After 136 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney, micro preemie Pearly Jo … Continue reading A Thanksgiving miracle: Micro preemie makes it home for the holidays

Transport teams connect moms and babies with lifesaving care

The neonatal transport team at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has touched the lives of thousands of babies since it began in the early 1980s. Now, their efforts have expanded to create a maternal transport team — providing even more support to high-risk babies and their moms. When the … Continue reading Transport teams connect moms and babies with lifesaving care

For a baby in the NICU, parent’s voice is the best medicine

The day your child is born should be the happiest day of your life. But for some new parents, it quickly becomes a nightmare when they find themselves in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With its tight security, beeping monitors and lines of incubators, the NICU can be an intimidating place, and it’s one … Continue reading For a baby in the NICU, parent’s voice is the best medicine

Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

When we think of premature babies, our first thought is not about what they will wear after they’re born. We think of incubators. We think of ventilators. We imagine what their tiny features might look like and perhaps our thoughts turn to the health challenges that can accompany a premature birth. Now, members of the Threads of Love foundation … Continue reading Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing

As a labor and delivery nurse at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, I couldn’t wait to start my own family. However, my husband and I struggled through years of infertility treatments to become parents and were overjoyed to finally be pregnant with twins in the spring of 2008. But our joy turned to heartbreak … Continue reading Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing