Happy Birthday to my NICU Graduate! Happy Birthday, to my NICU Graduate! Every moment since waking I have thought of you. Last night before bed, we read our annual birthday reads. Every year since you were born we have read the same books the night before your birthday. We also… Read more about Happy Birthday to my NICU Graduate!
The Death of a Child: When Others Rank Your Grief
The Death of a Child: When Others Rank Your Grief The death of a child is traumatic. When others rank your grief based on how long your child lived they diminish your experience and emotions. Ranking someone’s grief is wrong. I recently read the article “What the Loss of a… Read more about The Death of a Child: When Others Rank Your Grief
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) was not something I knew about prior to becoming pregnant. That changed at 23 weeks gestation. Recommended Reading: Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) in Pregnancy The Diagnosis I was diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) with intermittent/absent end-diastolic flow in my cord. My sweet baby boy was… Read more about Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
What Does a Dietitian Do?
Today is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and we want to share a little information with you about what a Dietitian does in the NICU, and their amazing role in caring for premature and full term critically ill babies. Helping fragile NICU babies grow bigger and stronger is an interdisciplinary… Read more about What Does a Dietitian Do?
Congenital Heart Defect: 1 Out of 100 Mommas
According to the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, now Conquering CHD, 1 in every 100 infants is born with a congenital heart defect. February is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month. Although I was a NICU nurse for eight years, I was unaware of this until my son was born in November… Read more about Congenital Heart Defect: 1 Out of 100 Mommas
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