Preemies

Karen - posted on 08/04/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Mom of a preemie? What challenges do you or have you face(d) with your child? Any helpful things you have learned that you can share with others?

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Karen - posted on 08/04/2010

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My son was 3 weeks and 4 days early when he was born due to complications in the pregnancy. It took him a bit to catch up to other kids his age. He didn't sit up on his own until he was a good 10 months old, he didn't walk without help until he was 13 months old, and as he has grown there have been subtle things like his inability to read despite all the help he got, his reasoning skills etc.

When he was a baby we got a recomendation to the Child Developement Center and one of them would come out to our house each week and work with myself and Cam on exercises that could be done to help strengthen his muscles and also tasks to do with him to help stimulate his brain and get him on track faster.

Talking to the childs doctor is a good way to get your hands on resources to help learn what challenges you may face in the long run. Also asking other mom's that have been in similar situations is a great way to find resources to assist you.

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