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Emerging from Trauma: Stephanie’s NICU Journey

I had my daughter 17 months ago, but it seems like a lifetime. We didn’t have a hard time getting pregnant. It was almost instant. But staying pregnant was a different story for me. I ended up in the hospital at 27 weeks, 4 days with preterm premature rupture of the membranes (pPROM). My water […]

A NICU Dad Says, “It’s Okay to Have Feelings”

When you have a traumatic event in your life, you will feel a variety of feelings.  It is no different when you have a baby in the NICU.  For my wife and I, we felt the entire gamut of feelings.  There was fear, anger, sadness, uncertainty, with a little bit of surprise and joy sprinkled […]