Archive for May, 2009

Episode 9: My Babies are in the NICU. What to Expect.

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

Interviewed Dr. Laura Drohan a Neonatologist who practices at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Neonatology a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborns.

Sometimes multiples are under the care of a Neonatologist due to early delivery dates and small weights at birth.

In episode 9 we discuss many reason’s why a newborn would be in the NICU, as well as how many different levels of NICU’s are there, risks to multiples and likely hood of being in the NICU, feeding preemie’s and and many more NICU questions and answers for you.

With Gillian’s triplet boys being born at 28 weeks meant two of the boys where kept in the NICU for 2 months and our smallest for 3 months. Judee’s experience of her triplets being born at 34 weeks meant for a short stay in the NICU.

Both triplet births were a learning experiences, a joy and stressful at times, but all and all a wonderful experience in the NICU. Both multiple moms relate their experiences with their multiples in this in depth interview.

View some photo’s of Gillian’s three son’s in the NICU at Northside Hospital almost 8 years ago [2001]. Gillian’s images of her Triplet Boys at Northside Hospital’s NICU.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Northside Hospital. Northside offers comprehensive services for mothers, fathers and their babies including pregnancy planning, lactation consults and baby care and everything in between. Northside Hospital for a lifetime of care - For more information visit www.northside.com

 
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Episode 8: Sick Days - Tips for you and your family

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

It happens to every mom. You’re busiest day or you are having to attend an important event, you hear…

Mommy, my tummy feels funny…….SICK DAYS
In podcast episode number 8 Judee and I discuss a few strategies for handling sick days with our own Triplets being sick.

From being prepared ahead of time to keeping on hand each child’s medical history information and keeping yourself and other members of your family healthy. We discuss these ideas and many more to make the time easier for you, your family and your children

We are always faced with this and at every age and will multiples…. especially younger years we deal with sicknesses x 3 or more. - if Dad gets sick too:-)

Listen and share with us your strategies for handling sick days. We would love to hear from you! - Share with Matters of Multiples - with flickr, become our fan on Facebook or listen to (mom) episodes on itunes and podcast alley.

 
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