Episode 85: Just Landed in the NICU? Start Here.
Did your baby just get admitted to the NICU? Feeling overwhelmed? Scared? Frustrated? Tired? Mom of six, including her own NICU baby, Kathryn Whitaker shares the things she wishes someone had told her upon admission. If you want to be seen in your NICU experience, this episode is for you.
In this episode, Kathryn shares:
- A letter to NICU moms
- How to advocate for your baby
- Finding resources for your mental health
- How to accept help and what to ask for
Kathryn Whitaker is the author of Live Big, Love Bigger, an award-winning book about living an intentional life and how her NICU baby helped her get there. She’s a sixth-generation Texan who loves queso, cowboy boots and southern hospitality. On social media and her blog, Kathryn shares her honest take on family life and living in the chaos, all while drinking Dr Pepper and cheering on the Texas A&M Aggies. She has appeared in USA Today, radio and TV stations around the country and is a frequent guest/sometimes host on SiriusXM Radio. Kathryn and her husband, Scott, live with their six children in Austin, Texas.
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