World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is Here!

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. Until 2008 the preterm birth community – parents and their children – did not have a unified voice or a formal place to turn when prematurity became their… Continue reading World Prematurity Day is Here!

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World Prematurity Day – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE Canadian Premature Babies Foundation Celebrates World Prematurity Day – November 17 On November 17th, the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation-Fondation pour Bébés Prématurés Canadiens (CPBF-FBPC) through its network of parent and health care partners will once again light up Canadian landmarks in purple for World Prematurity Day. The lighting of Canadian buildings and landmarks is part… Continue reading World Prematurity Day – Media Release

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Speak up for Preemies: Send a letter to your Ontario MPP

In Ontario, we have an opportunity to make things better for preemies and their families. We are asking the Government to support our proposal and provide breast pumps for all parents of preterm and sick newborns. We are also asking the Government to continue to support the lifesaving work of the Rogers Hixon Milk Bank,… Continue reading Speak up for Preemies: Send a letter to your Ontario MPP

Parenting · Preemie Prints · World Prematurity Day

Preemie Prints: Calling All Artists!

Hi Parents of Preemies! World Prematurity Day is just around the corner – it lands on Thursday, November 17 – and at this time we are putting out a call for preemie artists and their parents to submit artwork and written pieces, such as poetry. We would love to see the work that makes your… Continue reading Preemie Prints: Calling All Artists!

Mental Health and Wellness · Uncategorized

Self-Care When Your Baby Is in the NICU

We continue to hear there is much greater risk for postpartum depression in mothers, as well as depression in fathers of premature babies, in comparison to those who have babies born at term. This makes sense to us! It is highly likely parents going through the experience of having a premature baby living in a… Continue reading Self-Care When Your Baby Is in the NICU

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Post Secondary Education Bursary for the Prematurely Born

We are pleased to announce we are once again accepting applications for The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation Bursary! Last year we were excited to read the stories of our applicants and three winners were selected. Our 2015 bursary winners were: Katherine McNabb, studying Interior Design at Ryerson, born 10 weeks early Carmelina Izza, who began her… Continue reading Post Secondary Education Bursary for the Prematurely Born

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International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

We’ve had a great time over the past couple of weeks, during the Kangaroo Challenge 2016, watching families post their favourite photos doing kangaroo care while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Special Care Nurseries they and their babies lived in at one point in time. Many of those who shared their photos have… Continue reading International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day