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The mom of a premature baby doesn't always experience every traditional pregnancy milestone. Her stomach may not grow to full size, and she may not have felt her baby kick. She pumps breast milk and takes it to the hospital for her newborn (Parents).

She keeps track of her baby's growth and weight gain. She may not be able to go to the hospital every day, especially if it's far away, or if she has other children at home.

But even when waking up to pump milk is lonely, and waiting for phone updates is unbearable, a preemie mom is never alone. This is not her fault - yes, I am talking to you. You are loved, in the midst of loneliness and fear.

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Jenna Phipps

Jenna Phipps is a writer, editor, and dancer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys working with other people to improve their writing, taking long road trips, experimenting with choreography, and reading many novels.



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