Life in the NICU

Parents Share Their #TouchesofLove for World Prematurity Day

Parents Share Their #TouchesofLove for World Prematurity Day

If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably noticed our recent posts asking moms and dads to share their Touches of Love moments in observance of Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day. We were thrilled to be able to help Pampers, one of our longtime partners, promote their #touchesoflove campaign as part of […]

The MyPreemie App for Parents of Premature Babies in the NICU Is Now Available in Spanish

The MyPreemie App for Parents of Premature Babies in the NICU Is Now Available in Spanish

Created by experts and parents and designed to inform, comfort, organize, and engage, the MyPreemie app promotes parent well-being and engagement in the NICU and beyond! Did you know Graham’s Foundation has the only app focused exclusively on prematurity, MyPreemie, which is available for iOS (install here) and Android (install here), in both English and […]

A Q&A with Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, our 2016 MIRACLES Award Honoree

A Q&A with Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, our 2016 MIRACLES Award Honoree

We recently announced our 2016 MIRACLES Award and HOPE Award winners! Sponsored by Mead Johnson and Shire respectively, these awards honor and raise awareness of the work of medical professionals, researchers, philanthropists, and others making a difference in the lives of families with preemies. This year’s MIRACLES Award Honoree is Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, whose research […]

Shahla, One of Our Parent Mentors, Shares Her Story and Advice

Shahla, One of Our Parent Mentors, Shares Her Story and Advice

My son was born at 33 weeks. The cause of my pre-term delivery was unknown. He was in the NICU for 17 days. He was readmitted only two days after coming home because he was unable to maintain his body temperature. He did great in the NICU, but we had many subsequent challenges after going […]

Why Hope Is So Important in the NICU Journey

Why Hope Is So Important in the NICU Journey

Life in the NICU is one of the most difficult parenting challenges a mom and dad can face, especially in the early days. Shortly after a premature birth, parents may not have the excess mental and emotional capacity to handle complex medical facts and projections. Sometimes the only thing they can do is hold on […]

How to Talk to Parents of Preemies

How to Talk to Parents of Preemies

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 – even though she was strong […]

A Preemie Adoption Story from Jessica

A Preemie Adoption Story from Jessica

Today we want to share a preemie parent story that’s a bit different from most! Preemie mom Jessica was gracious enough to do a Q&A with us that touches on her experiences pursuing adoption in the NICU and the challenges of navigating the world of prematurity while also coping with the uncertainties of the adoption […]

On Parents of Preemies Day, Holly Shares Her Story

On Parents of Preemies Day, Holly Shares Her Story

Lucky was born at 24 weeks weighing 1lbs. 11oz. and 11 3/4 inches long. I had a condition called Chorio an infection in the placenta that caused me to go into premature labor. I was considered high risk due to previous miscarriages and epilepsy but had a healthy pregnancy. Lucky’s heart stopped after birth and […]