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Kristin Beuscher

About Kristin Beuscher

Kristin Beuscher (NJ) is the mother of Evelyn, born prematurely at 28 weeks due to chronic placental abruption. Evelyn weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and spent 68 days in the NICU before coming home on oxygen. Today she is a perfectly healthy child. Kristin spent 10 years in journalism, most recently as editor of two weekly northern New Jersey newspapers, before becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2012. She seeks to provide hope for parents still in the NICU, as well as for those struggling with PTSD, anxiety or depression following the experience. Connect with her on Facebook.

Stress, Grief and Mental Health

Someone once told me, depression doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’ve tried for too long to be strong. Months after my daughter came home from the hospital, those words resonated with me so much. My pregnancy had been plagued with stress. At 12 weeks, we had our nuchal translucency screening and were told our […]

Why You Should Avoid the Internet When You Have a Preemie

When your baby comes prematurely, it’s tempting to hit the Internet in search of comfort and reassurance. While venturing online may turn up some useful facts about a certain diagnosis, or commiseration from other parents facing similar circumstances, it can also bring a lot of undue anxiety. Sometimes, it’s just best to avoid the internet […]

Don’t Put Yourself in Isolation

After I brought my daughter home from the hospital, my world became way too small. At first it felt luxurious to be home. Going back and forth to the NICU multiple times a day was exhausting, and I was so happy that I could spend an entire day in my pajamas and not have to […]

The Anxiety of Bringing Home Baby

Bringing home a newborn can be scary under the best of circumstances. When that baby has special medical needs, a homecoming can elicit mixed feelings. [Read more]

Anger? Resentment? Preemie Parents are only Human

After my daughter, a 28-week preemie, was born, it was the better part of a year before I could look at a woman with a big pregnant tummy and not feel angry. Of course, I wasn’t angry at the woman herself. I would never want a woman to go through the trials of having a […]