Life After NICU

‘The People I Get to Meet Are My Favorite Part’ – A Q&A with a NICU Ambassador

Our very own Graham’s Foundation NICU Ambassador Erica Hall recently made the news for her work at the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at Niswonger Children’s Hospital and we couldn’t be prouder. We connected with Erica to chat with her about her work as a NICU Ambassador and why it’s important to her to give […]

Preemie Homecoming Comes with a Mixed Bag of Feelings

Preemie Homecoming Comes with a Mixed Bag of Feelings

Taking a preemie home after a NICU stay can be as terrifying as it is exciting. Homecoming is happy, of course, but many a preemie parent has burst into tears upon being informed that they would be going home as a family for the very first time. Immense joy is paired with worry, especially if […]

Understanding Prematurity – How to Talk to Parents of Preemies

A Resource for Family, Friends, and Supporters When a baby is born early and needs the kind of care only a neonatal intensive care unit can provide,it can be so hard to know what to say to the mom and dad standing watch over the isolette. When I was in the NICU with my daughter […]

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

Our twins, Reece and Graham, were born 15 weeks premature on Thanksgiving day 2006. Our son did not catch the breaks you need when you’re born that early and after 45 days, we had to say goodbye. Our daughter spent 119 days in the hospital before we finally brought her home. As preemie parents know, […]

A Preemie Mom to Preemie Daughters

A Preemie Mom to Preemie Daughters

This story was shared with us by preemie mom Emily. To share your own story, click here. The NICU has been with me since the day of my birth. I’ve known that colloquial acronym for the neonatal intensive care unit for as long as I’ve known a child’s basic vocabulary, because I spent ten weeks […]