The Early Edition
|vol. 3 edition 1 March 1999|
|In This Issue...
|The new year brings with it some changes to
The Early Edition. Most important, The Early Edition will now only be posted quarterly
instead of bi-monthly.
With this issue, we welcome back the male perspective. Jeff Stimpson joins us and shares one of his essays on his thoughts of his son Alex. We are glad to once again share a male point of view!
Do you get overwhelmed with the thoughts of what to expect for the future of your preemie? One member shares her fears as she reads of all the things that may happen to her precious child.
Have you had flashbacks of the NICU? Do the fears and worries suddenly creep into your thoughts, even if you have been away from the NICU for many months, or even years? Read and see how some of the Preemie-l forum posters have dealt with flashbacks.
Does your child suffer from ROP? Find the answers to some of the questions you may have about the future of your child's sight.
Birthdays can be an extremely emotional time for preemie parents. Read in Preemie Child how other parents have dealt with the memories.
Have you thought about seeking professional counseling? Did the NICU experience seem to leave you with more feelings and fears than you think you can handle? Debbie and Mara tell us how to know when it might be a good idea to seek out help, and what to expect from counseling.
Deb shares her feelings and thoughts as she prepares for a relatives baby shower, and the memories of her own baby shower.
Do you need some special outfits for your bundle of JOY? Then check out TLC Clothing Company, an on-line shop for preemie wear and resources.
Learn more about the Preemie-L support network at their homepage: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~garyh/preemie.htm
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|Disclaimer: The writings and opinions contained in this newsletter are strictly the opinions of the writer, and do not contain any endorsements, or guarantees, of any kind. Further, these opinions and writings are in no way meant to be considered as medical advice. Nor are they meant to replace any medical advice. Always discuss concerns and questions with your physician.|
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