7 Ways You Can Help the Parent of a Preemie

Photo by: Melissa, Tales of the Anti-Preemie
Plan a sibling playdate
"Hey, Lucy could really use a playmate. Can we borrow Big Sister for a couple hours?" = Mom and Dad getting time at the hospital ... more 
Photo by: Melissa, Tales of the Anti-Preemie
Plan a sibling playdate
"Hey, Lucy could really use a playmate. Can we borrow Big Sister for a couple hours?" = Mom and Dad getting time at the hospital together. A very rare treat if the preemie has big siblings at home.
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Fri, Sep 7, 2012 12:26 PM EDT
You know that friend you have who seems to accomplish more in a day than you do in a week? Yeah, me too. Well, almost two years ago, that friend of mine -Melissa, of Tales of the Anti-Preemie - gave birth to a 24-week-old baby boy. As someone who was used to "doing it all," asking for help didn't come naturally to her. Luckily she didn't have to ask. Family and friends stepped up and she now knows she couldn't have gotten through her son's first few months without their help. Now, almost two years later, Melissa's enjoying time with her thriving "anti-preemie" and she gave me some pointers on how to be a good friend to someone in her shoes. Here are 7 ways you can help the parent of a preemie.- By Amy Heinz



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