Are you part of the NICU club? Do you have a child who is still struggling with the effects of being born too soon from preeclampsia? Share your concerns and stories here among parents who have been there.
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Postby whosures » Wed Jul 15, 637361 6:00 am

Hello. In 2002, I developed HELLP at 25 weeks. My daughter was delivered by emergency c-section just a few days later. She weighed 1lb, 10oz. Today, she is a beautiful, healthy 3 year old. It took us both some time to recover physically and it took me even longer to recover emotionally. I'm still afraid to have another child as I came very close to death. One of the ways I have coped is by volunteering with the March of Dimes. On November 15th, we are holding a candlelight vigil and prematurity roll-call on the canal in downtown Indianapolis. We are looking for names of premature babies to read off. Each name that we read off will have a candle lit in that child's honor. We need the name, number of weeks premature, date of birth and date of death (if applicable). I would feel so honored if you could give me your children's names and I could add them to our list. Also, if you live close enough (and aren't on bedrest) PLEASE attend the candlelight vigil on the canal. You can get more information on this at
If you'd like to add your child's name, just respond to my message.

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Postby cassie05 » Fri Jul 24, 637361 3:30 am

I think that is a wonderful thing to do. I went to the MOD walk america while pregnant with my daughter who sadly isnt here in my arms....I want to thank you for bringing this up and I would be so grateful for my babies to be added.
Stephen Phillip, born at 27+4, 12 weeks early, 1/18/04, now 21 months old
Kaitlyn VIctoria, born at 27+4, 12 weeks early, 5/22/05 passed before her first breath
Again I wanted to thank you

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Postby jenandtheboys » Fri Jul 24, 637361 10:28 pm

This is definitely a wonderful way to honor our babies and I wish I lived close enough to attend. However, I would still love for my babies' names to be included. Thanks so much for asking!

Andrew Logan Gossett, born at 29w/6 d, August 10, 2001
Ethan Hunter Gossett, born at 27w/5 d, March 8, 2004

I'd love to get something like this going with our March of Dimes here (Charleston SC). Best of luck and hope the ceremony goes well. Let us know afterwards...give a report or something! [:)]

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Postby hannahsmom » Sat Jul 25, 637361 1:11 am

I would love for you to add my little miracle.

Hannah Rose - 1 pound, 1 ounce and 12 inches long. Born at 26 weeks on 8/24/01 due to severe preeclampsia.

Thank you for including all of our special babies.

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Postby Guest » Sat Jul 25, 637361 1:25 am

This is a wonderful thing you are doing....please add my son:

Hunter Ryan - Born at 32 weeks on January 28, 2003.

God Bless

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Postby cindync » Sat Jul 25, 637361 1:30 am

My children:

Devin, born 36 weeks, 11/3/98

Aiden, born 31 weeks 6 days, 06/01/05

Thank you! Wish i could be there but we live in NC

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Postby mom2tori » Sat Jul 25, 637361 2:16 am

What a wonderful idea!! Please add my children:

Dominic, born @28 weeks on 9/10/97 and passed on 9/11/97
Victoria, born @ 30 weeks on 1/8/02

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Postby wcarder » Sat Jul 25, 637361 4:15 am

Wow, thank you so much for doing this. Please add my daughter --

Kenzie Celeste, born @ 30 weeks, August 24, 1999.

That is so wonderful of you to think of us.

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Postby mrsike » Sat Jul 25, 637361 5:05 am

What a beatiful idea. I would be honored if you would include my daughter

Taylor AnnaLee born @ 31 weeks, March 21, 2005

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Postby whosures » Sat Jul 25, 637361 7:00 am

Hey everyone! Thanks for the names. I forgot to ask but if you don't mind, can I have last names? If it's a problem, no biggie. Thank you so much for the support. I was starting to worry about getting enough names to really draw the media attention to the problems of prematurity. My guy at MOD told me to keep the faith so I went home last night and said a little prayer. That's when I realized, go to where the mommies are! [:D] I lurked here after my DD was born but never posted. I realize now how much I needed that support. Thank you all for being such wonderful women.

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