Supporting Preemie Parents

LEO - Born at 24 weeks, 2 days, 1 lb, 6 oz – 107 Days in NICU

Preemie Moms Talk About When They Felt Like Parents

Your role as a parent in the NICU is unique and irreplaceable, but it doesn’t always feel that way. When your preemie is ill, it can seem like it’s the doctors and nurses who are playing the number one role in your baby’s life while you watch from the sidelines. Many parents of preemies feel […]

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 […]

Uplifting Quotes for Preemie Parents

Uplifting Quotes for Preemie Parents

All parents of preemies need encouragement to weather the slings and arrows of premature birth. Even though the birth of any baby is a miraculous and awe-inspiring occasion, premature birth also brings enormous worry, fear, and anxiety that can last long after a family has left the NICU behind. When prematurity feels like a battle […]

Advice for Parents of Preemies from Parents of Preemies

Advice for Parents of Preemies from Parents of Preemies

When it comes to what to say to parents of preemies (and what not to say to parents of preemies), the moms and dads who’ve been there in the trenches of the NICU know best. While not every parent of a premature baby wants to hear the same things, the list below contains suggestions from […]

8 Things You SHOULD Say to Parents of Preemies

8 Things You SHOULD Say to Parents of Preemies

So many people have written variations of posts outlining various things not to say to parents of preemies, and that’s important. We know there is a lot of unintentional insensitivity toward preemie parents. People say some strange things to parents of preemies both in and out of the NICU, and it’s not hard to understand […]

Meet Our 2017 Ambassador Family

Meet Our 2017 Ambassador Family

When Katie and Tom Timmers became parents unexpectedly when Katie was just 28 weeks, 4 days along in her pregnancy, it was a surprise. Like many women who give birth to preemies, she had no major health issues and no idea that she might deliver early. “I started getting swollen at about 24 weeks along,” […]