When I first received the email from Nicole about her experience with premature birth, she called the journey their
“family story.” I really loved that description because it is absolutely true.
While the actual pregnancy and delivery directly involve the mother, a premature birth, and the circumstances surrounding it, affect the entire family.
Even though I felt responsible for the decisions made during my pregnancy since it was my body, my husband, my oldest son, and the rest of my family had just as big of a stake in what happened. My health, and the health of our babies, was just as important to each one of our family members.
While I had the physical experience, everyone had an emotional experience.
Premature birth is truly a family story.
I’m so happy to introduce you to Donovan, as told by his mom, Nicole.
1.Tell us about your pregnancy.
2.Do you know what caused your premature birth?
3.How long was your NICU stay? What was the hardest part?
4.How are you and your family doing now?
5.What advice would you give to new preemie parents?