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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 […]

Social Media & the NICU: Should You Friend Your NICU Nurse?

It’s 2018, and social media is almost unavoidable. Facebook alone has over 1.94 billion monthly active users, as of March 2017, with five new profiles created each second. Now take into account that 76% of Facebook users are female.1 All of these statistics can come together to point to this: NICU parents are going to […]

Reader Stories

Every once in a while readers write in to share their stories with us. These readers open their hearts to share their hope, their reasons to celebrate, and sometimes even their heartache. Here are just a few of those stories. Hisham the Super Hero My son, Hisham, was born at 23 weeks gestation in May […]

We Need to Change our Thinking About the Mom’s Role in Premature Birth Prevention

I have been part of the premature birth community for nearly five years now since giving birth to my 26-weeker. I’ve talked with so many women who’ve experienced premature birth for a myriad of reasons, as well as women who are pregnant and hoping baby stays in just a couple weeks, days, hours longer. And […]

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 – […]