Episodes: NICU Babies Parent Support Podcast

Episode 89: Food Allergies and the Holidays

Guest: Vanessa Gonzales Kraft,  Owner, Que Bueno Bakery & Food Allergy Mom Food and the holidays go hand-in-hand, but when there is an allergy or restriction they can often be stressful and full of anxiety. Cottage bakery owner and food allergy mama, Vanessa...

Episode 88: Using TikTok to Normalize Family Life

Guest: Allison Sullivan, Special Needs Mom, TikTok Creator As we continue to share stories in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, mom of 5 (including a son with DS) Allison Sullivan shares how she uses TikTok to normalize family life. And, with more than 1.2M...

Episode 87: Receiving a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Guest: Stephanie Weinert, PICU & Special Needs Mom In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we shed some light on life with a DS child with PICU mom, Stephanie Weinert. She shares how she received the diagnosis and how Beckett’s entrance into the world...

Episode 86: Did I Leave the NICU with PTSD?

Guest: Tiffany Gladdis, PsyD The NICU often leaves caregivers, and babies, with anxiety and overwhelm and sometimes something more complex, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Tiffany Gladdis shares the difference between...

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,...

Episode 84: An Honest Conversation with a NICU Nurse

Guest: Lisa Davenport, DNP, RN, RNC-NIC The person that spends the most time with your child is likely a NICU nurse. NICU parent, former NICU nurse and current director of NICU nursing, Dr. Lisa Davenport, and I have an honest conversation about the highs and lows...

Episode 83: Finding the Best Pediatrician for Your NICU Baby

Guest: Ari Brown, M.D. Your child’s pediatrician is likely one of their most important; it’s where all things begin. Author of the “411” series and revered pediatrician, Dr. Ari Brown, gives great insight on traits you should look for in your own pediatrician,...

Episode 82: Common Breastfeeding Challenges in the NICU

Guest: Leah Jordan, M.D., neonatologist Women often hear that breastfeeding is natural, but many encounter challenges or hurdles. Neonatologist and breastfeeding advocate, Dr. Leah Jordan, shares tips on establishing a good milk supply, finding good lactation...

Episode 81: The Importance of Donor Milk

Guest: Veronica Cogwin, Former Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin Board Member, NICU Mom When formula or breastfeeding isn’t a viable option for your NICU baby, donor milk may be the next best alternative. Former Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin Board Member and NICU mom,...

Previous NICU Babies, Parent Support Episodes

Find past episodes of the NICU Babies, Parent Support Podcast here! Episode 80: Helping Your Child in School Through IEPs and 504s Episode 79: What to Do When Your NICU Kid is Bullied Episode 78: Breastfeeding, Birth Photography, and Doulas Episode 77: Palliative...