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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*

NICU Gifts | For yourself or loved ones to support their NICU journey or after



Dear NICU Mama, Podcast

NICU Grad | Medical Provider Podcast, EP 6: Parent Journey 

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

  • Journals, Bonding Hearts, Preemie Outfits, Books, Necklaces, and much more!
    **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"



March of Dimes | My NICU Baby App

Support Groups

NICU Moms | Facebook

Preemie/NICU Moms | Facebook

The Penelope Project | Virtual Peer Support Group

Project NICU | Virtual Parent Support Group

Project NICU Facebook Community

Postpartum Support International | NICU Parents Virtual Support Group


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


To the Loving Hearts Who Cared for My Premature Babies, I Am Forever Grateful


This is NICU Parenthood

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

Transitioning Home from the NICU

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