Ways to Help NICU Parents

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30 days of mommy meals: recipes to bring to a friend in need. Great freezer friendly dinner ideas and recipes that travel well. Think beyond the casserole, these unique dinner ideas are just what your friend wants to eat! Freezer Cooking, Freezer Meals, Cooking Tips, Cooking Recipes, Freezer Recipes, Drink Recipes, Yummy Recipes, Freezable Meals, Budget Recipes

All the meal train ideas you need to bring the best dinner ever

The ultimate list of meal train ideas: everything you'll need to take them a meal they'll deeply appreciate. Great list of healthy meals that travel well and our favorite meal train website where your group can coordinate this awesome service.

Survival Kit for a mama who has a baby in the NICU - this is such an easy, practical, meaningful way to bless someone going through such a difficult time. And every item can be purchased at Target! Gifts For New Parents, Gifts For Mom, Diy Gifts, Survival Supplies, Survival Kits, Nursing Survival Kit, New Mom Survival Kit, Survival Weapons, Survival Shelter

Survival Kit for the NICU Mama - Happy Home Fairy

Many of you know that our second born, Happy Baby, had a pretty rough beginning to his life. We ended up being in the NICU for almost 100 days! It was a roller coaster of a season, to say the least. Ever since then, my heart has become easily burdened for any other mom I …

“During birth you’re focused on getting baby out safely. But afterwards you grieve the birth you didn’t have.”A beautiful, healthy baby, is that enough? Her dream was a natural hospital birth but reality was she had a C-section. But her baby is healthy, i Doula Training, Doula Business, Doula Services, Birth Photos, Baby Photos, Hospital Birth, Birth Doula, Pregnancy Labor, Childbirth Education

How to be supportive when birth doesn't go as planned - The Realistic Mama

“During birth you’re focused on getting baby out safely. But afterwards you grieve the birth you didn’t have.”A beautiful, healthy baby, is that enough? Her dream was a natural hospital birth but reality was she had a C-section. But her baby is healthy, isn’t that enough? Her dream was a peaceful home birth but reality...Read More »

As a former NICU mom, this is an awesome list! Know Someone in the NICU? 10 Things You Can Do (plus a bonus) by Kathryn Whitaker Preemie Babies, Premature Baby, Preemies, Cute Babies, Baby Kids, Baby Boy, Nicu, Child Life, Having A Baby

Know Someone in the NICU? 10 Things You Can Do

Kathryn Whitaker compiles her ten best suggestions (plus a bonus!) for helping a friend or family member in the NICU.

Having premature baby can be financially and emotionally taxing. A mother who gave birth at 25 weeks gives advice for the best ways to support parents who have a baby in NICU - great story of hope I thought! Micro Preemie, Preemie Babies, Premature Baby, Preemies, Pregnant At 40, Getting Pregnant, How To Have Twins, Nicu, Mom And Baby

Premature Baby: Journey Through the NICU

Jenna's Journey Through the NICU at after giving birth at 25 weeks. She tells her story, along with advice on how to support someone with a baby in NICU

For all the mom's who either know ahead of time that they will have NICU time (high multiples for example) or those, like me, missed/cance. Preemie Babies, Babies R, Premature Baby, Preemies, Baby Shower Gifts, Baby Gifts, Micro Preemie, Pediatric Nursing, Nicu

NICU Babyshower

For all the mom's who either know ahead of time that they will have NICU time (high multiples for example) or those, like me, missed/cance...

Know Someone in the NICU? 10 Things You Can Do Many of the things were done for our family while Zachary was in the NICU. So many good opportunities to serve others. Nicu Quotes, Doula Business, Child Life Specialist, Micro Preemie, Birth Weight, Babies Nursery, Preemies, Post Partum, Future Career

Know Someone in the NICU? 10 Things You Can Do

Kathryn Whitaker compiles her ten best suggestions (plus a bonus!) for helping a friend or family member in the NICU.

What a sweetie.with a very narrow bi-parietal diameter.known in NICU as a "toaster head. Preemie Babies, Premature Baby, Nicu, Neonatal Nursing, Crochet Preemie Hats, World Prematurity Day, Micro Preemie, Baby Born, Baby Sewing

How to Help a NICU Family

We were helped in so many ways by many people while Cohen was in the NICU. My hope is that by writing out a few of the things that were helpful to us, it may give you ideas of how to help someone else in a similar situation. Food: Food is always appreciated. Some of my coworkers collected snacks and brought them down to us. This was so great because then I could keep some at the home and some at the NICU. I used them for breakfasts, ate some throughout the day, and gave some to Danny to take…

Afton Mower shares ideas for a gift basket that any preemie or NICU mom could… Preemie Babies, Preemies, Service Projects, Service Ideas, March Of Dimes, Serving Others, Kindness Matters, Family Support, Nicu

Home - Hand to Hold

Many family members and friends of those who have new preemie babies want to provide help and support but aren’t quite sure what is needed or what would be the most appreciated. Especially during the first difficult weeks or months while the baby is in the NICU, a gift basket is a great idea! I …

When a friend or a family member's baby is in the NICU what can you do to help? Tips from a NICU graduate mother Preemie Babies, Preemies, Music Activities, Activity Games, Working With Children, My Children, Child Life Specialist, Congenital Heart Defect, Mommys Girl

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With all births we hope for a gentle entry of a new being into the world, but sometimes that isn’t the way it happens. When your child arrives early or there are complications, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) becomes your home. Melissa, a Tucson mother, shares her perspective about how friends and family can help when your baby has to…

When Friends and Family Just Don't Get the NICU by NICU mom Kathryn Whitaker. If you're in the NICU, this post is going to make a whole lot of sense to you. It will help you gain the perspective you need when friends and family "don't get it. Preemie Mom, Micro Preemie, Preemies, Nicu, Friends Mom, Friends Family, Family Support, Interesting Reads, Just Don

When Friends & Family Just Don't Get the NICU

Well meaning friends and family often don't understand the emotional roller coaster that is the NICU. It's a matter of perspective they can't fathom because they haven't endured it themselves. Kathryn Whitaker shares how she dealt with feeling disconnected, stressed and sad by getting in touch with Hand to Hold, a nonprofit that matched her with a peer mentor who understood where she was coming from. It was the launching point to finding a group of preemie moms and still other communities…

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What Can I Do for My Friend?

If you have a friend that has recently had a preemie, here are some suggestions on things that would be helpful while the baby is in the N...