Life After NICU

10 Years of Helping Families with Preemies

10 Years of Helping Families with Preemies

In 2018, Graham’s Foundation entered its tenth year of improving outcomes for preemies and their families. With that in mind we’re eager to share our annual report – an infographic detailing just some of our 2017 successes and 2018 goals. Unfortunately, even after ten years there are still families we’re not reaching. Your support means […]

The Unrecognized Warzone: Addressing PTSD in NICU Parents

This guest post by Jesse Reiter addresses an important part of the preterm birth experience – the trauma that parents of preemies face in the NICU and how that trauma can leave lasting scars that may not simply fade away with time. It was originally published here and is republished in full below with permission […]

Adjusting to Your New Reality After Premature Birth

Adjusting to Your New Reality After Premature Birth

Adjusting to life with a new baby is always challenging, but adjusting to life after premature birth can be a lot harder. You may not realize how much premature birth will impact your life at first because your preemie is new to the NICU. Once you’re discharged, you’ll be spending a lot of time (and […]

When You're Spending the Holidays in the NICU

When You’re Spending the Holidays in the NICU

As you may know, Graham (our foundation’s namesake) and his sister Reece were born on Thanksgiving Day, so we know first-hand what it is like to spend the holidays in the NICU with your preemie instead of at home. We were lucky. Our friends and family seemed to understand how hard it was for us […]

When the NICU Journey Never Seems to End

Leaving the hospital without your preemie is hard enough. Facing an uncertain future is doubly hard. Many of us are told that we shouldn’t expect to bring our preemies home until they’ve reached their due dates. Some of us are pleasantly surprised to bring our babies home before that ballpark discharge day. But other parents […]

Coping with Preemie Parent PTSD

The prematurity journey is so different for all of us. One preemie or multiple babies, triumphs and devastating losses, challenging pregnancies, and other factors change how premature birth shapes parents’ experiences. The things we all face are stress, uncertainty, and fear. Would it surprise you to learn that even parents whose preemies face relatively short […]