I’ve enjoyed listening to The Middle of Everything podcast since it kicked off in April. So it was an absolute pleasure and honor to sit down with hosts Sarah and Claire about being a preemie mom and how it’s more common than people might think. One in 10 babies are born premature, which means chances are high at some point you’ll either have a preemie or know someone who does.
In the episode we talked about:
- Why I started Preemie Mom Camp
- At what stage is a baby considered premature
- My HELLP Syndrome and infant loss at 20 weeks
- Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome
- Tips for supporting a preemie mom
- Deciding to try again after a loss or premature birth
- How to bond with your NICU baby
- A typical NICU day
- Having a preemie in NICU and another child at home
- Why I LOVE sharing preemie mom life with all of you!
I hope you click around to other episodes, too. The podcast is hosted by two friends in the middle of the country (OKLAHOMA!), the middle of parenthood (both mom of two kids), and, as they say, usually in the middle of other people’s business. Ha! It’s real talk about mom life– how to survive family road trips, summer camps and kid birthday parties, to name a few topics they’ve discussed. Oh–they also discussed the virtues of canned wine. Sounds like hanging out with friends, right?