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Professional Insight: Instant Tools to Help You De-Stress During Your NICU Stay

Professional Insight: Instant Tools to Help You De-Stress During Your NICU Stay

If your baby is in the NICU, you probably feel stressed, overwhelmed and worried about your baby’s health - among many other issues. Most parents are so focused on their babies—understandably so—they forget about themselves and their own emotional well-being. I’m...

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#MyMentalHealthMatters – Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

#MyMentalHealthMatters – Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

For May’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re focusing on why it’s important for moms to prioritize their own mental health. Together we can raise awareness, remove stigmas and encourage mothers to care for themselves so they can heal, thrive and grow during and after a NICU stay or the loss of an infant.

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NICU Parent Perspective: Special Education in the Time of Social Distancing

NICU Parent Perspective: Special Education in the Time of Social Distancing

Our son, who was born at 29-weeks, is now a healthy, happy, first grader who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at age 4. He also struggles with some significant motor delays. Up until the COVID-19 crisis hit and the schools closed, he had been receiving occupational, physical and speech therapy. He also participated in a social/emotional/behavioral support group daily. Now, how frequently he receives therapy depends on when either me, or my husband, can take a break from our increasingly demanding work schedules.

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Our blog is inspired by the many diverse experiences that are common to parents of preemies. If you have a preemie or a baby who spent time in the NICU, a child with special needs or a loss – we want you to know that you are not alone. Join our supportive community and connect to parents who share similar experiences to your own, arm yourself with information to properly care for your child(ren) and your family, and find inspiration and hope when you need it most.  Meet our bloggers.

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