Insensitive Comments Common for Parents of Premature Infants

"Oh, wow! He's so small!" It was a comment that Tina Brown heard every time she took her baby, Thatcher, out of the house. Of course, Thatcher was small. He was born 12 weeks early, at 2 pounds, 5 ounces, because of pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy condition in which the mother develops high blood pressure and protein in the urine in the late second or third trimester. He spent 71 days in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, before finally going home. The comments were innocent enough, but...Full Story
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