Did you know that September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month? Considering how many parents of preemies were not familiar with the NICU before premature birth made it a part of their lives, having a NICU Awareness Month is a really great idea. NICU Awareness Month is not only designed to honor families experiencing a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit and the health professionals who care for the them, but also to help more people understand what the NICU is and how a stay of any length in a neonatal intensive care unit can impact whole families.
To help you share NICU Awareness Month with your friends, family, and colleagues, we created these graphics for you to share on social media, on your blog or website, or in an email! We know from experience that it can be tough to talk about the neonatal intensive care unit and what goes on there, but we also think it’s important that more people learn about this special place where our special babies are cared for (and the special medical professionals who care for them). Hopefully these graphics will spark some conversations about premature birth and the effects of prematurity with the people in your life!
Want to do something for your NICU in honor of Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month? September 27th is NICU Giving Day and September 28th is NICU Staff Recognition Day, which are the perfect days to make a donation to your NICU or just bring the nurses and doctors who take such good care of the babies there a treat like coffee and doughnuts or a catered lunch.