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NICU parent and pediatric psychologist Dina O’Brien shares her best advice and answers questions about reducing anxiety (for your child and you!) of starting preschool, entering kindergarten, or going back to school.

Jennifer Beatty About Jennifer Beatty

Jennifer Beatty (TX) is the mother of two active boys born early and a social worker employed by Hand to Hold. With her first son, she delivered at 36 weeks and experienced a brief overnight stay in the NICU for blood sugar issues. After fertility issues with her second pregnancy, Jennifer was devastated to have an emergency delivery at 30 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia. Though her younger son only weighed 2 pounds 9 ounces at birth, he came home after 45 days in the NICU at just over 5 pounds and is a strong and healthy preschooler.

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