The birth of a premature infant is an extremely challenging and life-altering time. Preemies Today, a national preemies support network, is a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC. The organization provides a meaningful connection for preemies families both in the NICU and beyond by enabling them to meet others families whose lives have been affected by premature birth. Families share information, comfort one another, and gain a better understanding of preemie issues and local early intervention services.Our Mission is to advocate for the needs of families experiencing the traumatic event of premature birth. We carry out this mission by providing education, support, resources, and a sense of community through outreach programs and parent-to-parent support from birth throughout childhood.
Preemies Today offers local in-person support to families of preemies in the extended Washington DC metropolitan area. We provide on-line support to families of preemies located across the county and internationally. Preemies Today is made up mostly of parents of children born prematurely. We network with other parents groups, healthcare providers, therapists, and people providing community resources to obtain information for our members. To contact us regarding our programs email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preemies Today has developed a list of resources to support families of preemies from their time in the NICU through childhood. This is not an exhaustive list of all providers, but ones our members have used now or in the past. Your healthcare provider is a great resource for finding doctors and medical support, and always check to be sure the resource is a good fit for you and your preemie by asking questions about your particular situation. Also, be sure to find out if the resource can be covered or partially covered by insurance to limit out of pocket expenses.
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