Challenges of raising a premature baby - NICU to one year

Challenges of raising a premature baby (preemie) – NICU to one-year

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In this article, I would like to share some of the challenges of raising a premature baby (preemie) as we experienced them with our little boy. I hope that it may help other parents who have a premature baby to worry a little less.

Lucas was born prematurely nine months ago at Northside Hospital at only 30 weeks and six days gestational age. He had to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), or Special Care Nursery (SCN) as Northside calls it, for almost two months.

Challenges of raising a premature baby

Being a first-time parent is tough. Everything is new, and you do many things for the first time. We read a lot of books, but theory and practice are often two very different animals. But we felt p