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12 Tips for Getting Synagis Injections Approved

Getting Synagis injections approved by insurance companies can be cumbersome, but for me the threat of my babies catching RSV was always worse. So, I stumbled my way through several Synagis approval scenarios. Hopefully, these tips can make your Synagis quest a little easier. But first, it’s important to understand that there are general guidelines that […]

10 Things I’ve Learned About Prematurity

When you experience a premature birth, you’re bound to be changed. Here are a few things I’ve learned about prematurity… 1. Be patient – I find there are so many situations where I need to adjust and just breathe. Things are going to happen that you aren’t expecting. Relax, go over the situation in your […]

Finding Good Therapy Services for Your NICU Baby

“Any questions?” she asked at the end of the tour. My mind was searching, grasping for something to ask, but I was so distracted and overwhelmed by all of the medical equipment. I couldn’t contain my tears any longer. They started spilling out. I stood in the middle of a rehab gym surrounded by wheelchairs, […]

Social Security Disability Benefits for Your Preemie

As if being thrust into preemie parenthood is not overwhelming enough from parental and medical viewpoints, the financial aspects of an early arrival can leave you feeling just as helpless. When Roxy was just a couple days old, we were met by a hospital social worker at her bedside.  We were asked for a variety […]

Returning to Work During a NICU Stay

I wish I could say that I was the NICU mom who spent every day in the hospital with my baby. Even after 3 years, I am still working through the guilt I have for returning to work just 8 days after my daughter was born. The reality for our family is that both my […]