What You Should (and Should Not) Say to a Preemie Parent

Having a preemie is filled with uncertainty. They're fighting for their lives on a NICU journey that more resembles a roller coaster than a straight path. As friends and family of new NICU parents, it can be hard to know what's right: the questions to ask, the gifts to buy, the support to give. We interviewed some of our new preemie parents and here's what they do (and don't) want to hear.

Small but Mighty is Getting Published

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1522216846/small-but-mighty-a-childrens-book-about-the-neonat/widget/card.html?v=2 Small but Mighty is getting published! Small but Mighty is an illustrated children’s book depicting a mother’s emotional journey as she cares for her critically ill infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This book is written in the first person, as the new NICU mother shares in her infant’s triumphs and challenges. Every … Continue reading Small but Mighty is Getting Published

NICU Graduate Photo Exhibit

NICU “Graduate” Exhibit Lines Hallway at Porter Regional Hospital

Porter Regional Hospital recently unveiled their Hope Lives Here exhibit, a long hallway leading to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit filled with photos of recent "graduates," now grown and thriving. Maria Carlisle, a registered nurse in the NICU, told The Times "..it's with the thoughts of all parents of premature babies at Porter Regional Hospital's NICU … Continue reading NICU “Graduate” Exhibit Lines Hallway at Porter Regional Hospital