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What Is It like to Be Born Too Soon?

Written by Jennifer Canvasser, MSWFounder and Director of the NEC Society Despite me being healthy and doing everything “right,” my twins were born at 27 weeks gestation, about 90 days before their due date. I didn’t even make it into…

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NEC Society and Cincinnati Children’s Announce Virtual Sessions

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 NEC Symposium has been postponed. A new date for the NEC Symposium will be announced once it is safe to hold in-person meetings. Due to the unique nature of the NEC Symposium, and…

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Infants with NEC & Congenital Heart Disease

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects babies born prematurely or with a medical condition. NEC is likely caused by many factors, with the lack of blood flow to the intestine possibly playing a key role….

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NEC Society Board of Directors Gives Full-Term Cardiac NEC Families a Seat at the Table

The NEC Society is dedicated to building a world without necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). While NEC often impacts babies born prematurely, the NEC Society’s patient-families have helped us to understand that NEC also affects babies born full-term, with congenital heart defects,…

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