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Parenting a preemie can be tough and it's important to find ways of coping and looking after your own health. It can also make you feel more in control if you can learn some great strategies to help with your prem's learning and development.


Finding a balance and a way forward

Parenting a preemie can be challenging and is a significant life transition. It is important that you find time and ways of taking care of your own health and wellbeing. Eating well, staying fit and healthy, and getting enough rest and relaxation are vital for optimal health. Maintaining and caring for relationships, especially with your partner is also important. If you need it, don't discard the option of professional assistance. Also, find advice about optimizing development and learning strategies to help with thinking & behavior difficulties.

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Online Solutions: Emotional Support & Wellbeing

Finding the money and time to get the help needed from a clinical psychologist can be too difficult for some parents of premature babies/children. Although they do not appeal to all, there are a number of online alternatives to face-to-face counselling.

These are not designed for issues specifically related to preterm birth but there are some general online programs aimed at reducing anxiety and depression.

The MoodGYM

Is an online learning program aimed at teaching participants cognitive behavioural skills for preventing and coping with depression.


Is an online self-help interactive program for depression, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and grief and loss. The program uses evidence-based information and teaches you a number of different strategies to help you implement changes and cope with your difficulties.

Anxiety Online

Is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems.

Blue Board

Is an online community for people suffering from depression or anxiety. You might like to try Preemiehelp forums as well to talk to people who are going through, or have been through, similar situations to you.

Seeking immediate help?


Local help lines can be found at befrienders



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AlbertEinstein_iconOne of the greatest minds in history, Albert Einstein was born preterm.

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Preemie, Premmie, or Prem?

Most babies spend between 38 and 42 weeks in their mother’s uterus. So, technically a preterm birth, preemie, premmie, or prem, is an infant who is born less than 37 completed gestational weeks. 

Read More: Defining Preterm birth



New Release - Preemie Development

All in one easy to read eguide

‘The complete preemie guide to: ‘Preemie development’ is the must have guide to the NICU for new preemie parents.

With an easy-to-read layout this comprehensive guide is over 130 pages of important information about the NICU and your preemie.

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Packed with extra features like progress charts, NICU checklists and plenty of others. ‘The preemie guide’ is a must for any new parents.