A Mother’s Approach to the NICU

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The Gift of Life from time to time has guest bloggers and real life stories.  Today we have a story by Danielle, the mom of a preemie.  Take a moment to read Danielle’s journey through the preterm birth of her baby in her own words. My story. I’ve been asked a time or two to […]

Photographing What You Don’t Have

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The Gift of Life supports premature babies and their parents through the NICU journey, but what happens when you can’t conceive? The Gift of Life Welcomes guest blogger Rinat Halon sharing her story in with us during Infertility Awareness Week. “I recently interviewed a client to create a Photo Marketing Strategy for her business. I […]

How Do You Celebrate Christmas

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With all the Christmas rush of gifts, parties, dinners and last minute shopping, it is a wonder that we can all remain sane trying to get everything organized.  But for some people, none of this excitement will be fulfilled because they are dealing with something that has taken a much larger priority.  Parents that have […]

For the First Time

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Do you ever wonder about your baby and when he or she will be born? Do you think about that special moment when you get to hold the baby for the very first time?  It is the most amazing feeling.  The smell of a new baby, the cuddles, the smiles when they are sleeping, the […]

A Mother’s Journey

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When Rosie Moore Married her love Marcus Moore, she always imagined that they would get pregnant and have a baby or two and life would be easy.  After being married a year they decided that was the time to start their new family together.  The year went by and no success.  They visited their doctor […]

A Letter from one Mother in the NICU to Another Mother

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As we approach Mother’s Day and you start to think about what a mother is, what your mother did for you and how you can make someone’s mother day special, this letter came to my mind shared by a fellow NICU ( Neonatal Intesnive Care Unit) mother to another.  After going through this experience myself, I know […]

A Reason To Celebrate

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Today is November 17, 2015, World Prematurity Day.  It is the day that is selected to raise awareness about the number 1 killer of infants.  According to the World Health Organization in the United States alone, 517, 400 premature births occur every year. Besides maternal illness or high blood pressure, diabetes, sometimes it is unknown […]

Mayor Buddy Dyer Shares a Special Message

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Mayor Buddy Dyer is a supporter of The Gift of Life.  He wants to raise awareness in our community about premature births and how that affects our community.  On September 12, 2015 he declared that this day would be The Gift of Life Day. Mayor Buddy Dyer had a special message for everyone on September […]

Thanking Everyone

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Helen Keller says,”Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”  That is what it takes to help a community of families in the neonatal intensive care units when their babies are born premature.  Offering hope, encouragement, and support when they need it most. Without these event professionals, volunteers and sponsors, The […]

What Is Prematurity and What Effect Does It Have?

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For many friends, parents, or family members, “what is prematurity?” is a pressing question. It arises from people who either have a preemie in their lives or have heard that difficult pregnancy is at a high risk for prematurity. What is prematurity? A full term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Premature babies, or preemies, are babies […]