I only once looked up the history of incubators but never thought to look up the history of NICU. Thank you – I’m gong to do that. I’ve known if I was born just a decade or so prior, I’d not be here today, but never thought to pin it down. I learned in the late 1980s that the OFFICIAL stance of the US medical association had been that “newborns don’t feel pain – it’s just reflexes” – until the early 1980s when they officially changed their stance, BUT that hospitals were VERY slow in changing procedures to reflect this. THANK YOU for making inroads to change.

I only once looked up the history of incubators but never thought to look up the history of NICU. Thank you – I’m gong to do that. I’ve known if I was born just a decade or so prior, I’d not be here today, but never thought to pin it down.

I learned in the late 1980s that the OFFICIAL stance of the US medical association had been that “newborns don’t feel pain – it’s just reflexes” – until the early 1980s when they officially changed their stance, BUT that hospitals were VERY slow in changing procedures to reflect this.

THANK YOU for making inroads to change.

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Until my mid-30s, I still had my scars. A lightning bolt on the forehead, various white raised lines on the bottom of my feet and little ‘flat spots’ that never rounded. Nobody else could really see these things but I’d been aware of them (as it’s my skin).

They finally started going away about 10 years ago.

I was kind of proud of them. Battle scars. 🙂

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