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Parents of Preemies
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This is a community for parents of preemies. Sometimes these familes have to spend time in the NICU. Other times, the babies get to go home without having to see the NICU. ...This community also welcomes parents of low-birth weight babies.

When you join, please fill this simple survey out:

Your Name & Age:
Child(rens) Name & Age:
Child(rens) Date of Birth:
Born At *how many weeks*:
Weight & Length:
Tell us about yourself:

You are also welcome to post your birth stories. I'd love to see preemie parents come together and help each other out.

~*About the community starter*~

My name is Cayla, I'm 20 years old, recently married *09/18/04* to my husband Matthew. We found out on July 29th, 2004 that I was pregnant. On October 24th, 2004 we found out we were having a baby girl, who we proudly named Caydence *aka Caydi*. My daughter's EDD was April 3rd, 2005. But on March 7th, 2005 at a regular checkup my doctor decided to induce me due to loss of Amnio Fluid. On March 8th, 2005 @ 2:26 AM, Caydence was born weighing 4lbs 10oz and 17" long.
My pregnancy was a miracle to begin with being as I was supposed to be infertile due to Osteoporosis in my lower spine. However, God blessed my husband and I with a beautiful baby girl.
We were lucky and Caydi didnt have to spend much time in the NICU *half a day*, though she shouldve been there longer after Severe Jaundice showed up 2 days after birth. Caydi old pedi failed to follow through and hospitalize her. So, we're very lucky that the 2.5 week Jaundice battle didnt leave any problems behind with our daughter.
After coming home from the hospital, I quickly got in touch with my local March Of Dimes and began raising money for WalkAmerica 2005. In 1 short month, I was able to raise $241.00 & we proudly walked for the first time on April 30th.

I hope this community will help other preemie parents. I know I myself, look to talk to other parents for friendship and support.