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  • Our Mission

    To provide “a Supportive Community & Resources for Local Families of Premature Babies” – whether they’re in the NICU, at home, or in Heaven.

    One in ten Minnesota babies are born too soon. Premature birth can happen to anyone, and a preemie’s struggles don’t always end after leaving the NICU.
    • Provide Support
      Offer online and in-person support to NICU families.
    • Share Resources
      Build a library of helpful prematurity information.
    • Gather Together
      Arrange Community Events and playdates.
    • Advocate for Others
      Spread the word about Minnesota non-profits.
    • Give Back
      Donate our time and resources to NICUs.
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    Meet Our Founder

    Minnesota Preemies was founded in September 2012 by Erica Eide, a former 32 weeker and the mother of two preemies, a son born at 29 weeks, and a daughter born at 30 weeks, both due to pre-eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. Together, they spent a combined 15 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
    — Read Erica’s Full Story
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    Donate to a local NICU or Minnesota Preemies

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