Advice for NICU Parents from NICU Parent Veterans

There is nothing like words of wisdom from our peers who have already conquered the journey we find ourselves on. In this post, we share bits of advice from veteran NICU parents who have walked through the fire and come out the other side. You are your baby’s number one advocate, even in the NICU.Continue reading “Advice for NICU Parents from NICU Parent Veterans”

The Carrithers Family’s NICU Journey

This story is different than the ones we’ve shared in the past. It involves heartache and loss that we haven’t had the opportunity to share before now. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and as much as we wish it weren’t so, the truth is that not all NICU babies get to goContinue reading “The Carrithers Family’s NICU Journey”

The Allen Family’s NICU Journey

We are excited to bring you a new NICU Family Story of the Month this month! Evva Allen shares her family’s experience on their NICU journey. As a nurse herself, there was a lot that Evva understood medically that many of us may not, her story shows that even those with a medical background, maybeContinue reading “The Allen Family’s NICU Journey”

To the NICU Mom who isn’t producing much breast milk…

Breastfeeding blog posts are the all the rage on social media these days; articles about the benefits of breastfeeding and the bond it creates. Articles about the work and dedication it takes to be a breastfeeding mom.  Articles about how breast is best and how it isn’t impossible to breastfeed if correct actions and workContinue reading “To the NICU Mom who isn’t producing much breast milk…”

Mental Wellness in Pregnancy and the Post Partum Period

Pregnancy brings with it a tide of emotions. While some women describe feeling joyful, empowered, and hopeful during pregnancy and in the post partum period, others may struggle with feelings of sadness, isolation, anger, fear, uncertainty and even numbness. It is also not uncommon to experience a combination of extreme joy and devastating lows.   While some increased stress and sensitivity are common inContinue reading “Mental Wellness in Pregnancy and the Post Partum Period”