Life After NICU

How Much Will You Tell Your Preemie about Their Premature Birth?

When kids reach a certain age, it’s not uncommon for them to express an interest in birth and babyhood. For parents of preemies, this phase – in which baby books suddenly become more popular than story books – can be a tough one. The reality of premature birth isn’t always pretty. And sometimes premature birth […]

They Need to Know that Prematurity Doesn’t End When You Say Goodbye to the NICU

The people in your life may offer you an amazing amount of sympathy and support when your family is in the NICU after premature birth. After all, it’s easy for them to see that your newborn or infant has needs that are different from those of a full-term baby when your family is being cared […]

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 […]