PARENTS OF PREEMIES

Giving you and your family the support you need during and after the NICU.

preemie families need supportAt Paragon, we’ve brought together dedicated individuals  who care deeply about neonatal care.  Many of our employees spend time volunteering in the NICU, collecting resources for worried parents, and working to create new ways to help preemies thrive.

SafeBaby® was developed to help premature children thrive and allow NICU nurses to focus more of their attention on providing hands-on care.  This page was created for you, the parents of preemies, who have to put on a brave face through it all, in the hopes that some of the many questions you have about your child’s treatment may be answered.

From everyone at the SafeBaby team: we welcome you, and thank you for trusting us with your child’s care.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Care in the NICU


Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo care refers to the practice of cradling a baby using skin-to-skin contact to help stabilize the infant, increase weight gain and other developmental milestones, and improve the parent-child bond…..

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All About Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in healthy and preemie children alike, and the leading cause of infant mortality in most countries.  Nearly one out of every 125 children in the world……

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Dealing with NEC

­­­Necrotizing Enterocolitis, or NEC, is a tissue injury most common in premature infants.  Characterized by an inflammation of the large and small intestines, NEC causes infection and destruction of the bowels in newborn children……

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What Mattered Most: A LC’s Breastfeeding Journey

Katie McGee is a RN and an experienced Lactation Consultant, but when her own twin children were born at 30 weeks, she was suddenly thrust into the role of NICU mom.  Read about what she learned while feeding her twins in the NICU……

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Transitioning to home


Life Outside the NICU

Life outside the NICU can be a big change from the small, enclosed bubble of incubators and friendly nurses.  What basic adjustments will parents of preemies have to make……

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Preemie Sleep Schedules

As with many typical developmental milestones, preemie sleeping patterns are going to be different than a full term baby’s.  Unlike other children, who are expected to sleep an average of 6 to 8 hours per night by the time……

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Reports


Parent Mental Health Report 2016

Little Miracles UK interviewed 338 mothers and fathers of premature children and found that 1 in 5 preemie parents have considered committing suicide.  Why is this number so high and so prevalent?…..

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Interviews


Building a Parental Network

Deb Discenza is a busy woman.  As CEO of PreemieWorld, co-author of the popular book “The Preemie Parent’s Survival Guide to the NICU,” and mother of her own preemie, Deb has made it her mission…..

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Expanding Parental Support

Deb Discenza is the CEO of PreemieWorld, with a mission to bridge the gap between the families of patients and the medical professionals who care for them. She sat down with SafeBaby once again to talk shop…..

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INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Videos and Films


Too Little for a “Little” Mistake

Preemies are born with an underdeveloped gut which has trouble processing even the most targeted nutrition. SafeBaby created a short film to explore the importance of breastmilk tracking and fortification in the NICU…..

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SafeBaby® BMT

Discover the SafeBaby® system, a revolutionary milk tracking and validation tool for the NICU. Watch our product video to learn about HIPAA requirements, efficient data capture, and how SafeBaby® has improved NICU care……

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