May 2022 – Preemie of the Month

Preemie: Shea Simpson Parent: Kathie Simpson Gestation at Birth: 32 weeks Days in the NICU: 25 days And though she be but little, she is fierce. Shea’s Story: Our lives changed forever on March 19, 2006 when my water broke, 9 weeks early. After a picture-perfect pregnancy, I experienced PPROM (Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes). After arriving at the hospital, … Read More

May 2022 – After the NICU

We say it. We preach it. But do we practice it? That’s right. I’m talking about self-care. While practicing self-care might sound fine and good in theory, you might be wondering how on earth you would make that happen. As a mom to a preemie, you probably can’t remember the last time you showered, let alone practiced self-care. Here are … Read More

May 2022 – Editor’s Note

One of the hardest days for many women around the world is Mother’s Day. So many of our moms suffer greatly on this day due to miscarriage, infertility, stillborn birth, or tragically, not being able to bring their baby home from the NICU. Every year on the first Sunday in May, International Bereaved Mother’s Day honors these mothers. How can … Read More