Resources for Preemie Parents
Resources for the Premature Infant
- With a Little Faith, We Had a Chance
This story is about the early birth of twins Marlee and Sam Marcus. They were born four months early, at one pound each, and were given very little chance of survival. The next ten months showed everyone that tremendous strength, courage and perseverance can be found in the smallest of things.
- All About Infant Massage
A holistic approach to infant health.
- Answers.com (pediatrics.answers.com)
A great resource for questions parents frequently have about pediatrics in general!
- Bub Born Early
An NICU journal for the Premature Child and Parents
A site that is helpful for moms (and dads) beginning before conception and continues after birth. ePregnancy provides you with articles, interactive features, forums, and other ideas and resources to keep you informed and inspired.
- Graham's Foundation
This site was created to support future parents of micro-preemie babies by providing them with care packages that are both practical and inspirational during their journey.
In 1997, Dianne Maroney (owner of premature-infant.com) asked the families of Preemie-l to tell their experiences and feelings around having a premature infant by finishing the sentence "Imagine.." Dianne often uses these insightful and moving stories as she speaks around the country, educating medical professionals as to the plight of preemie parents. Enter HERE to find the original "Imagine.." stories.
- Kangaroo Care
Information on Kangarooing our little miracles.
- List of National Preemie Parent Support Groups
A list compiled by myself with the help of Becky Hatfield
- Little Hero
This website was created by two parents who have a great deal of experience in the NICU, both sad and happy. Through their journey, they created a beautiful baby record book specifically for preemies and term infants in the NICU called, "Treasured Memories." Their site also includes NICU statistics and other resources for parents.
- Little One Productions
Claire Panke (a very compassionate NICU nurse) has directed a documentary file called A Chance to Grow. This film follows several families in the NICU and does an extraordinary job of showing the true side of life parenting a premature infant. This film has been seen on the Discovery Channel and is available to parents and health professionals.
- Mike and Ollie
Mike and Ollie, 24 weekers who beat the odds.
A book to help NICU families to cope with the emotions of a premature birth.
- Parenting Special Needs Multiples
Articles by Elizabeth. A. Pector, M.D.
A wonderful website with many articles on parenting special needs multiples. Information includes material on premature and special needs mulitples, and the loss of a multiple. Dr. Pector is a parent of a premature, special needs child who is a surviving twin which brings great insight to her work.
- Parents of Premature Babies (Preemie-l)
Anne Casey and Gary created this wonderful website that includes an online support group and information for parents of premature infants of any age. This site has excellent links for preemie parents!
- Preemie Twins
A resource for both parents of multiples and parents of premature infants.
- Premature Baby--Premature Child
An extraordinary website that was created to support parents of premature infants, helping them provide the best opportunities for their children for a lifetime. On this site you will find the preemie-child internet support group for parents of preemies four years old or older.
- Premature Baby Internet Resources
Resource websites that lead you to the world of preemie parenting. Created by Allison Martin, owner of Preemie-Child.
- The Early Edition
A collection of wisdom and discussions from the online support group Preemie-l.
Preemie Apparel and Accessories
- Ava Baby's Boutique
At AvaBaby's, you will find everything you need for your premature baby. We carry the largest selection of clothes for micropreemies, preemies and small newborn infants. These low birth weight and micro preemie clothes have been tested in the NICU environment and are still adorable to look at.
- Baby Gates Direct
- Calvins Hats
Our wish is that these tiny hats will carry with them a small amount of healing, comfort, and peace. Our hearts are with you.
- Jacqui's Preemie Pride
We have an assortment of premature infant clothing, accessories, Christening, bereavement gowns and sets for infants 0-12 pounds.
- Little Tom
Preemie Clothing and Scrapbooking supplies
- Lucy's Hope Chest
We offer preemie and newborn clothing with IV access for NICU's and beyond, at a very affordable price.
- Preemie Proud
A store that caters exclusively to premature (preemie) and low birth weight infants through various stages of development - from in the NICU to going home.
- Prematurely Yours
This site carries a wonderful baby book specific for preemies!
- The Preemie Store…and More!
Where Pampered Preemies Shop!
- Tiny Bundles
Custom-sized items for premature and low-birth-weight babies.
- Tiny Little Clothes
Shop for your newborn, low birthweight, and preemie needs.