Newborns are so fragile and tiny — and that’s at full-term! Modern medicine has made great advances in being able to save much tinier little people who are born many weeks early. This is a cause for celebration, but of course it’s also a roller coaster, emotionally, for the families involved.
In this week’s episode of Best of Both Worlds, Sarah and I interview lawyer and mom Colleen Blanco. Her eldest son was born at 24 weeks (nine years ago) and she talks about their subsequent NICU journey, which even included an emergency evacuation during Hurricane Sandy. She shares the challenges and wins of raising a child who was born extremely prematurely (her son is doing quite well at age 9) and what it’s like to have subsequent children after a traumatic first birth. Her story is very powerful, and we hope it’s helpful for others who might go through this experience or know someone who is going through it.
In the Q&A we tackle a question from a physician who’s having trouble staying on top of her notes. Please give the episode a listen, and as always, we appreciate a review or rating at any of the podcast sites!
In other news: Things might be a bit light on the blog this week…my husband and I closed on a house yesterday! More on this soon.