motherhood http://ripr.org en Women and Infants Hospital Hosts Party in Celebration of Premature Babies Now Healthy http://ripr.org/post/women-and-infants-hospital-hosts-party-celebration-premature-babies-now-healthy <p>Women and Infant’s Hospital held a party for four year olds Sunday.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Janessa Padella is a perfectly normal three year old with curly brown hair and big brown eyes. But when she was born in 2009 she weighed just 14 ounces.&nbsp; She was the smallest of the premature baby class of 2009 invited to Women and Infant’s Hospital yesterday for a birthday party. Only children who weighed less than two pounds, 12 ounces were invited.</p><p>Janessa’s mother, Vannesa Rodriguez, remembers the terror she felt that she might lose her severely underdeveloped child.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:24:25 +0000 Flo Jonic 22091 at http://ripr.org Women and Infants Hospital Hosts Party in Celebration of Premature Babies Now Healthy This I Believe RI: Midlife Motherhood http://ripr.org/post/i-believe-ri-midlife-motherhood <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Women over 40 come into motherhood in several different ways. What they share is a fierceness of spirit, perseverance and a host of other qualities. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:11:28 +0000 Frederick Reamer & Cyma Shapiro 7102 at http://ripr.org