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NICU Babies Parent Support Podcast

NICU Babies, Parent Support is a podcast for all NICU parents. Listen while on bedrest, in the NICU, commuting to and from the hospital for visits with your baby, and in your post-NICU life, when many still need support. 

Podcast episodes cover topics including:

  • The importance of maternal mental health
  • Self care in the NICU for parents
  • Postpartum depression
  • Bed rest with high-risk pregnancy
  • Traumatic birth experiences
  • Advocating for your baby in the NICU and beyond
  • Supporting dads & their mental health in the NICU
  • Love and loss in the NICU
  • NICU parent stories from both moms and dads
  • And more!

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Episode 105: Make Your Home Work for You

Episode 105: Make Your Home Work for You

Guest: Kate Strickler, Founder of Naptime Kitchen & The Home Reset Sometimes, tending your home can feel overwhelming. Creator of the Naptime Kitchen and mom of four, Kate Strickler, shares tips and strategies for making it manageable (as well as a free resource...

Episode 104: Intro to Season 7: Tending the Heart, Body & Home

Episode 104: Intro to Season 7: Tending the Heart, Body & Home

Season 7 of the NICU Babies, Parent Support podcast is all about tending to the heart, body, and home. This season's guests will share their expertise on the home, on grief, postpartum health, and more. In this episode, we chat about: How a postpartum body changes...

Episode 103: Sex After the NICU

Episode 103: Sex After the NICU

Guest: Anisa Varasteh, Sexologist Sex after a NICU stay. Is it an oxymoron? Whether you’re fearful or excited, sexologist Anisa Varasteh with Relate Sexology shares what the postpartum body feels like, how to talk to your partner, how to address fear, tips for...

Episode 102: Postpartum Exercise & Nutrition

Episode 102: Postpartum Exercise & Nutrition

Guest: Shalini Blubaugh, CPT, CNC Feeling overwhelmed and confused by caring for your body through nutrition and exercise? Certified personal trainer and nutrition coach Shalini Blubaugh will share common myths about both, overcoming obstacles and how to integrate...

Episode 101: Rehabilitating Your Pelvic Floor After Birth

Episode 101: Rehabilitating Your Pelvic Floor After Birth

Guest: Dr. Rebecca Maidansky, PT, DPT, Pelvic Floor Specialist Have you ever been told that suffering from pelvic floor leakage, pain or fear is all just “part of parenthood?” Pelvic floor physical therapist Dr. Rebecca Maidansky shares how to avoid doing the wrong...

Episode 99: This One’s for the Dads

Episode 99: This One’s for the Dads

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...

Episode 98: Should I Pay that Medical Bill?

Episode 98: Should I Pay that Medical Bill?

Guest: Marshall Allen, Author of "Never Pay the First Bill" & Pulitzer Prize Finalist Never pay the first bill, at least that’s what podcast guest and medical investigative journalist Marshall Allen advises. At some point, every NICU family has to deal with an...

Episode 96: Advocating for Paid Parental Leave in Your Workplace

Episode 96: Advocating for Paid Parental Leave in Your Workplace

Guest: Sherenne Simon, MPH, Social Impact Expert Does your employer offer paid parental leave or are you struggling to find a game plan for how to care for your baby after NICU discharge while tending to your job responsibilities? Sherenne Simon, social impact expert,...

Episode 95: Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – One Mom’s Story

Episode 95: Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – One Mom’s Story

Guest: Britt Moreno, KXAN Evening Anchor & Mom Sometimes we are called to share our stories, in a big way. Emmy-award winning journalist Britt Moreno experienced postpartum complications following the birth of her second child. Instead of quietly working through...

Episode 94: Do I Have Postpartum Depression or Anxiety?

Episode 94: Do I Have Postpartum Depression or Anxiety?

Guest: Nicole Rankins, MD, MPH Are you worried you might be suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety? Whether it’s been days, weeks or months since the birth of your baby, board-certified OB/Gyn Dr. Nicole Rankins shares what PPD and PPA are, common symptoms,...

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