Ballard Dubowitz Assessment | Dubowitz Scale. Normally conducted 30-40 hours after birth.  Ballard consist of 6 neuromuscular assessments & 6 physical maturity assessments.  A infant born at full term (38-42) typically scores in the 35-45 range.  A composite score of less than 10 indicates significant prematurity (<28 weeks gestation)

Ballard Dubowitz Assessment | Dubowitz Scale. Normally conducted 30-40 hours after birth. Ballard consist of 6 neuromuscular assessments & 6 physical maturity assessments. A infant born at full term (38-42) typically scores in the 35-45 range. A composite score of less than 10 indicates significant prematurity (<28 weeks gestation)

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Daddy's 1st time Bottle feeding Noah - 27 week preemie 8 weeks old - http://autoinsuranceempire.com/best-3-week-diet/daddys-1st-time-bottle-feeding-noah-27-week-preemie-8-weeks-old/

Daddy's 1st time Bottle feeding Noah - 27 week preemie 8 weeks old - http://autoinsuranceempire.com/best-3-week-diet/daddys-1st-time-bottle-feeding-noah-27-week-preemie-8-weeks-old/

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PREMATURE BABY HAT  to fit 2 to 5 lb 27 to 35 weeks by grannyknits

PREMATURE BABY HAT to fit 2 to 5 lb 27 to 35 weeks by grannyknits

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In preparation for the next couple of weeks.  I need to remember that it is going to be ok.

In preparation for the next couple of weeks. I need to remember that it is going to be ok.

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March for Babies shirts with stats on the back  @March of Dimes Love this since I am a March of Dimes advocate. Planning a walk in April. Hoping to see shirts like these. :)

March for Babies shirts with stats on the back @March of Dimes Love this since I am a March of Dimes advocate. Planning a walk in April. Hoping to see shirts like these. :)

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The story of Nashville, Tennessee, mother Tamika Seagraves and her children is one of tragedy upon tragedy.   Tamika has been pregnant 3 times, and in each case, she gave birth to premature twins, a boy and a girl every time. The first set of twins, Zayden and his sister Ziria were micro-preemies, born at just 24 weeks. Though Ziria grew stronger and eventually went home, Zayden never went home. He only survived 13 days.  Two years later, Jordan and Jaliyah were born at 35 weeks. When…

The story of Nashville, Tennessee, mother Tamika Seagraves and her children is one of tragedy upon tragedy. Tamika has been pregnant 3 times, and in each case, she gave birth to premature twins, a boy and a girl every time. The first set of twins, Zayden and his sister Ziria were micro-preemies, born at just 24 weeks. Though Ziria grew stronger and eventually went home, Zayden never went home. He only survived 13 days. Two years later, Jordan and Jaliyah were born at 35 weeks. When…

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small premature baby lies in an incubator a grown hand reaches in grasping the foot in caring manner - Photodisc/Digital Vision/Getty Images

small premature baby lies in an incubator a grown hand reaches in grasping the foot in caring manner - Photodisc/Digital Vision/Getty Images

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