We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints
will help families heal and remember how strong
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.
A NICU STORY | THOUGHTS FROM MOM
"We are a very unique story in that we always knew we'd be spending time in the NICU, ever since I was 7 weeks pregnant. My twins are monoamniotic twins which means they shared the same amniotic sac. Since there was nothing separating my twins, their umbilical cords intertwined and tangled. I checked into the hospital at 24 weeks on March 22 and spent over 5 weeks being monitored 24/7 in case the twins had to be delivered via emergency c-section due to the cords being tangled. I was rushed to the operating room 3 times because Baby A was showing signs of destress, but she recovered each time. My membranes ruptured at 26 weeks and later resealed. In the end, I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and started dilating, warranting and emergent c-section. Our girls had some bumps the first week. Mia had some heart arrhythmias, a minor brain bleed and spent time on the oscillating ventilator. Everly just decided to stop breathing on day 2. However, things quickly turned around and now my girls are doing amazing. Everly is off all breathing assistance and Mia is just on very minimal oxygen via nasal cannula. They just have to grow and learn to eat now!"
Preemie Prints Volunteer Photographer:
A note from Erin -
"These precious girls are so blessed to be born to parents who clearly love them deeply. Born out of such a unique situation these two will share such a special bond forever. Each little one is so precious and I love the hint of all the red hair to come. I enjoyed meeting them and their parents. It was a joy to capture their journey and I can't wait to see how they grow."
Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families,
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Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions.
This was a Preemie Prints NICU photography session that took place near Los Angeles, CA.
We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.