Free GIFT for Preemie Parents in the NICU

Back when Nicole and first conceived and wrote our book, The Preemie Parent’s Survival Guide to the NICU we found ourselves wanting to provide something to new parents that would help them in those first few hours and days and weeks of preemie parenting. We wanted to tell them all of the things we would have liked to have known to calm ourselves down in those stressful moments. And so we created “The Top 10 Things Preemie Parents Need to Know Right Now” that was originally supposed to be part of the book. Instead we have decided to have it as our “baby shower” gift to new preemie parents.

Check it out here along with our other freebie downloads – pass it on!:

24 Comments on “Free GIFT for Preemie Parents in the NICU”

  1. Prayers for Jaxen! Aydree and her husband Javi were visiting their family for Thanksgiving. They went to the hospital just thinking she was having problems with her then incompatibility.. During the check is where they discovered she was dialated to a 6.. The doctors and nurses tried to stop her labor the seizure came when they found they couldn’t and she was so scared rate he was coming so early. she ended up having her baby on the eve of Thanksgiving at 4:20 AM she was only 24 weeks and five days pregnant with her first baby. He weighs 1 lb. 6 oz. and he’s 12 3/4 in long. Please please keep his family in your prayers during this rough time we do have a very strong family and I know that we can get a prayer chain going. Such a beautiful family and daddy is serving our country this is so unfortunate.

  2. Aaron, As the parent of a 30 weeker myself, I send Aiden and his entire family tons of strength and hope. Please feel free to sign up for the Inspire Preemie Community ( that I lead that has over 33,000 parents of preemies on it from around the world. You are not alone at all. We welcome you. And also reach out to us here at PreemieWorld through our contact us form for any other questions, etc. Hugs to you . . . – Deb Discenza, PreemieWorld

  3. I have a little preemie myself. He was born yesterday 01/27/2021. He’s doing good but we both have a very long road ahead of us.

  4. I have a 1 week old preemie girl born at 35 weeks. Long long road ahead. Does anyone have resources that may be available to help with preemie items ?

  5. I have a 23-weeker currently in the NICU. He’s 29 weeks today! Jack was born March 19, 2021. He’s trying to grow! He’s 1 pound 10.5 ounces.

  6. Khendra,
    Thank you for sharing Jack with all of us. Grow, Jack, GROW! I hope the team is letting you do Kangaroo Care? Tell them that International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day is on May 15th! 😉 Please keep us updated on Jack and let us know if you need help. HUGS and hang in there! Love, Deb

  7. Our son was born May 31st 2021 at 31 weeks and 4 days. Today we made it to 3 weeks and are still doing great. Have a few more weeks before we will get to come home though!

  8. Becky,

    Congratulations on your warrior son! Sounds like you are right on track as my 30 weeker girl went home a little bit after the timeframe you noted for your son. I hope everything continues to go smoothly for him and for you.


  9. My daughter has a son that is in nicu, she is not doing well mentally feels like she is a bad Mom as he won’t drink much of his bottle we can’t find any clothes that will fit him despite he was 4lbs 8.4 oz at birth. Any help suggestions may help her right now & the weeks to come

  10. Angie,

    Congrats on your grandson! Yes, the feeder and grower stage can be challenging. Please tell your daughter to jump onto the Inspire Preemie Community that I moderate and has over 64,000 parents worldwide. I moderate and we have several parents right now with babies in the NICU. Finding clothing can be a challenge but Amazon should have some items. It is okay if they are a bit too big. It is totally normal.

  11. My baby girl Harley was born 28weeks 4days micro preemie only weighing 2.5lbs she is now jumping back and forth between 2lbs 4.9oz and 2lbs 7.2oz she is 12 days old

  12. Kari,
    May your baby girl Harley go from strength to strength as she hits the 2 week mark. It is normal to have weight fluctuations. Focus on all of the progress she has made from minute 1 to now and you will see that things are likely headed in the right direction. Please know we are thinking of her and of you. Make sure they allow you lots of Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin) time – ask for it yourself so don’t wait on the team. It can really help Harley.
    Love, Deb

  13. Good morning
    Eva was born unexpectedly at 30 weeks. She just got off the cpap and transitioned to nasal cannula. She’s doing good . She’s beautiful but her heart rate keeps dropping 😢
    They say it’s normal but it’s causing me terrible anxiety

  14. Celine,
    Deb here . . . my daughter was also 30 weeks. The fact that Eva has been transitioned from CPAP to nasal cannula is a good sign. She is getting stronger so know that. The heart rate dropping is nerve-wracking, I know. It is normal but not to us Moms in the NICU. Do they have a support group in the NICU? If not, please join me on our Inspire Preemie Group at where I lead people from all over the world going through just what you are right now. It’s a safe and private community. And I run it. 🙂 Love, Deb

  15. I recently gave birth to a baby boy on September 19. He was born at 32 weeks and weighed 2 lbs. 15 ozs. 16.5 inches long. He is making fast progress. I can’t wait for him to come home.

  16. Hello,
    My son Kayden was born at 31 weeks on 9/12/2022 he is now 34 weeks, I was diagnosed with preeclampsia and a few days later doctors decided to deliver baby Kayden through an emergency C-section when I went for a doctors visit because my blood pressure was too high. I have a 8 year old daughter and I’m not working yet. I’ve been receiving unemployment after a car accident at 9 weeks pregnant with several fractures, thank god baby was okay. After the accident it’s been very rough and what I receive on unemployment is barely enough to cover my bills. I was planning a baby shower but baby came sooner than expected and I’m not prepared for when he gets home. I live in Pennsylvania and my family lives in New Jersey. I was planning to do my baby shower in NJ but I still don’t have a vehicle after the accident so I had to cancel . My daughter still hasn’t seen the baby since they don’t let her in the NICU. When I get to see him I pay for Ubers which is $15 to go and $15 to come back and there’s no public transportation to take me to the hospital. I barely see the baby and I would really appreciate any help I can get. I’m desperately looking for any help for when they decide baby can come back home.

  17. Karina,
    Our hearts go out to you. Please reach out to the Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation ( and apply for a grant for help for the transportation and more. We are so sorry this is happening. Please reach out to PreemieWorld on our Contact Us page if you find you are not finding the help you need. There are support groups all over the country and you can find them in our Preemie Directory here on the site. Also ask to speak to the NICU Social Worker as they also have a list of resources and can often find help for you. Hugs . . . hang in there. And we are here for you! Love, Deb

  18. I just give birth on January 6 2023 a handsome son 29 weeks weight 2p12oz currently on nicu prayers up for fast recovery

  19. Madeline,
    Sending you and your handsome son healing energy and prayers. Please feel free to add a post on our Preemie Prayer Wall here.

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