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Nourishing Your Premature Baby in the NICU

Advances in perinatal medicine have improved the survival of premature infants born as early as the 23rd week of pregnancy. Preemies weighing less than one pound often survive and even thrive in NICUs across this country. The NICU course can be a long and painful journey for both preemies and their families. One of the […]

7 Tips for Advocating for Your Kids

It’s true; nothing can ever really prepare you for being a parent. As a mom or dad you probably never thought you would also be advocating for your child as medical investigator, insurance expert and crisis interventionist. And just when you think you’ve figured out your new roles, something changes. You may have to find […]

Understanding Neonatal Care & NICU Levels

You’ve entered the world of preemie parenthood, and suddenly it’s a whole new ballgame in which you didn’t plan to play. There are rules, lights, sounds, and lots of talks that might seem foreign to you. When parenting a preemie, learning all about the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and what NICU levels mean can […]

Donating Blood to Help Save Lives

Donating blood is something that we hear about often, whether it be on TV, ads, or friends and family. I think donating blood gets overlooked a lot. Until I was in high school, I always seemed to think, “Why should I donate blood? No one I know needs any.” Then I realized it didn’t matter […]

3 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress for NICU Families

When parents have a baby in the NICU, it can be difficult for friends and family to anticipate how to most effectively help them through this stressful and difficult time. We’ve put together three solid ways in which friends and family can help someone in the NICU this holiday season. Food NICU parents need – […]