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On this episode of the Double Happiness Multiplied podcast, we talk with Consultant Neonatologist Doctor Patricia Woods from King Edward Memorial Hospital in Western Australia about what to expect when you have babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Mum of quadruplets Jannelle Snaddon walks us through her NICU journey.

Psychologist Doctor Monique Robinson offers practical advice about taking care of your emotional wellbeing when you have babies in NICU.

I’ll share my NICU story with you and I’ll read a moving letter from a micro-premmie mum written to other parents of premature babies.

What does pre-term mean?

A Preterm or Premmie baby is defined as being born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy are completed. There are sub-categories of preterm birth, however, based on gestational age:

  • Extremely preterm, or micro premmies, are born at less than 28-weeks’ gestation,
  • Very preterm are those babies born between 28 and 32-weeks’ gestation,
  • And, moderate to late preterm, which are babies born after 32 weeks and before 37-weeks’ gestation.
Why does preterm birth happen?

There are many reasons preterm births occur, the most common causes include multiple pregnancies, infections, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. However, oftentimes no cause is identified but may be due to...

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