All about preemies
17 November is World Prematurity Day and we have all the info and encouragement you might need if you've just had a preemie.
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Giving birth prematurely and having a baby in the NICU is a very stressful situation for new parents to be in. You're worrying about your child's survival and sometimes you're not even allowed to hold your little one for a while.

We've rounded up some stories that will give you some information and stats on preemies as well as some success stories to give you some hope.

20 Most precious preemie moments

To celebrate World Prematurity Day, here are a few precious moments of those tiny fighters caught on camera.

Kangaroo care for preemies

Skin-to-skin contact with mom and dad helps premature babies stabilise.

Big brother helps with skin-to-skin contact

This little boy helping his dad and siblings is beyond adorable.

The importance of preterm nurses

Celebrate the important work of maternity nurses with pre-term babies by sharing the story of one midwife and re-uniting her with the "grown-up"children she helped to care for when they were preemies.

Miracle baby born at 25 weeks: "She weighed just more than a brick of butter."

Mom Michelle Tito shares their journey of their micro-preemie Gemma Lily, who weighed only 715g at birth.

Dear NICU nurse

Michelle Tito, mom to five precious preemies, sends this beautiful, moving letter to all the dedicated nurses in NICU.

Born at 26 weeks

A dad shares the story of the dramatic arrival of his premature twins.

Home with our premature twins

At last, after months in hospital, family life can begin. But with premature twins, nothing is simple.

When birth happens too soon

Coping with the trauma of premature birth or the loss of a preemie.

WATCH: A premature baby's 80 days in NICU

Watch the amazing progress of this tiny preemie and learn more about premature babies.

Twins at creche

After a shaky start our premature twins are growing up as strong individuals, says this devoted dad.

Navigating the NICU

Having your newborn baby placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is traumatic. But knowing the facts about why they are there and what happens in the unit can go a long way towards giving you peace of mind.

World's tiniest baby: A success story

The world's tiniest premature baby grows up to be healthy.

Our adopted son was a preemie

When Terri and her husband decided to adopt a baby, they never expected him to be premature.

Premature birth at 27 weeks

This mom shares her journey to meeting her preemie.

My premature miracle

"I had so many questions and very few answers."

My premature baby

Never give up when having a Preemie, God has a purpose for that child's life.

Myths and truths about premature births

We clear up some of the things that are said to cause premature birth.

Did you have a preemie? Share your experience and your journey with us by emailing chatback@parent24.com and we may publish your story! Should you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know.



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