Prematurity Awareness Month

November is Prematurity Awareness Month   A premature baby is defined as any baby born before 37 weeks. Just under 8% of babies born in Canada are born before 37 weeks and are considered premature. Around the world over 15 million babies are born premature each year. Premature babies are at an increased risk for many medical problems including respiratory distress syndrome, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disorders, asthma and hearing and vision loss. Our beautiful twin boys were born over 14 weeks premature at 25 weeks, 6 days. They fought hard in the hospital for 87 long days before we…

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Tips for Visiting the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

Visiting the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. Before I had our twins, I had never been to this area of a hospital and I had no idea what it would be like. Truthfully, it was a lot different than I expected, and I think most of our visitors felt the same way. As much as I knew it might be difficult for people to visit, it also meant the world to us to have our friends and family see our tiny miracles up close and in person. So if your friend or family…

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Welcome to Just Keep Twinning

Welcome and thanks for reading! Our beautiful twin boys, William and Benjamin, were born at 25 weeks, 6 days and spent the first 87 days of their lives in the hospital. This time in the NICU was incredibly difficult for me, but I found comfort in reading other preemie stories. One of the most difficult parts of having two extremely premature babies was the overwhelming amount of unknown. It is not something that you can prepare for and everyday seemed to bring a new challenge. On one of our particularly difficult days, a neonatologist told us about a set of…

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