Episode 4: Finding Your Footing as Parents in the Zero Zone

In this episode

Kelli speaks with special guest Kelley Benham French, micro preemie mom and co-author Juniper: The Girl Who was Born Too Soon, about:

  • The emotional experiences she faced in the NICU when her daughter Juniper was born at 23 weeks, 6 days
  • Her feelings of failure for delivering her daughter early and struggling with pumping
  • Her difficulty identifying as Juniper’s mother, and the agony of watching her daughter fight for her life in the NICU

Resources mentioned in this podcast

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