Episode 99: This One’s for the Dads

April 3, 2024

Guest: Will Hay, NICU Dad and Author

To every dad who has endured a NICU stay with his son or daughter, we see you. NICU dad Will Hay shares his hardest day, the thing that gave him hope and how he took his fear and turned it into a beautiful resource for other parents. Dads, this one’s for you.


In this episode, we chat about:

    • Emotions felt – as a dad – when his daughter was admitted to the NICU
    • Good and bad days in the NICU and what helped make it all more bearable
    • How to determine what is normal and what is micropreemie normal?
    • Relationships with friends and spouse and how thye may change 
    • Hay chats about his book, why he wrote it and what he hopes people take from it.
    • Hay’s best advice to a new dad of a micropreemie

Resources mentioned

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The Littlest Penguin: A NICU Story

About the guest

Will hay, NICU babies parent support podcast, hand to holdWill Hay is the proud dad of a micro preemie, Sienna Hay, and husband to his wife, Megan. He recently authored a children’s book, The Littlest Penguin: A NICU Story. In his free time, Will enjoys participating in as many activities with Sienna as possible.




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