NICU Parents

Having your child in the NICU is a very overwhelming and emotional experience. Giving birth to a micro-preemie at 24 weeks gave us no time to even wrap our heads around the journey we were embarking on. The tubes, the wires, the machines… how do you get past that? What do you do? Where do you start? How do you manage? What is the journey going to be like? How much time do I spend with him each day? How am I going to balance home, work and visiting the NICU? A million questions ran through my head.

While we each have a unique journey, I wanted to grasp an understanding of the NICU experience and the journey ahead. I spent hours sitting next to Carter and searching to find guidance, our hope is to take the burden off you and provide you with the resources that helped us most.

 

*We're always adding new resources, so please come back periodically*

Podcasts
 

Dear NICU Mama, Podcast

Hand To Hold NICU Now Podcast 

Hand To Hold NICU Dad Discussions Podcast

Resource Sites

 

Hand to Hold


March of Dimes

Gifts for NICU Parents

  • Special Discount Codes for Carter's Cause 

Project Sweet Peas | NICU Care Package & Assistance

Postpartum Support International 

Colourful Beginnings (UK)

Lily's List | Home Health Nursing "Love Boxes"

Apps

 

March of Dimes | My NICU Baby App

Support Groups

NICU Moms | Facebook

Preemie/NICU Moms | Facebook

The Penelope Project | Virtual Peer Support Group

Books

Small but Mighty

Enter the NICU by The NICU Beard Club

Preemies - Second Edition: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies

Preemie Care: A Guide to Navigating the First Year with Your Premature Baby

Articles & Blogs

 

In the Mind of a NICU Parent 

Becoming a Parent In the NICU

What to Expect in the NICU 


How to Cope with Having a Premature Baby 


Things I wish I’d known about having a baby in the NICU

A Dad in the NICU: The Raw Truth


A Parents’ Guide to Surviving the NICU


I wasn’t ready: Mom of preemie born at 24 weeks shares emotional journey 


10 Things to Expect in the NICU

 

Common NICU Equipment

The NICU Beard Club | The first 72 hours NICU Navigation Guide

Balancing Time Between the NICU and Home

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