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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

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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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And they’re off! Kangaroo Challenge 2016

With much planning and preparation, over 75 hospitals around the world are participating in the Kangaroo Challenge 2016! Congratulations to the hospitals who have been able to come on board this year to raise awareness about the benefits of kangaroo care – also referred to as skin-to-skin, and to the parents and caregivers who will… Continue reading And they’re off! Kangaroo Challenge 2016

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Kangaroo Challenge 2016: We kangaroo … do you? Part Two

As we mentioned in our last post, the Kangaroo Challenge 2016 is coming up in May! We don’t know about you, but we are excited to see hospitals across the world getting ready to tally all the hours their families will provide kangaroo care to their little ones in their neonatal intensive care units and… Continue reading Kangaroo Challenge 2016: We kangaroo … do you? Part Two

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Our Support Network Turns One!

Today Canadian Premature Babies Foundation is celebrating the birthday of its own little baby, so to speak. On November 28, 2014, we launched a national support network called Canadian Preemie Parent Support Network. The support network was carefully planned and executed with a small group of experienced parents with prematurely born children leading the way. We felt… Continue reading Our Support Network Turns One!