Tag: NICU

There’s No Hierarchy For Pain (And Other Lessons From The NICU)

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Ten weeks ago, I sat in my then three-day-old daughter’s isolation room in the NICU, sobbing to the head nurse. In between the sobs were...

Dos and Donts for Supporting a Parent with a NICU Stay

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More babies than ever are having stays in the NICU. 77 for every 1,000 live births have some kind of NICU stay. For any...

5 Tips For Successfully Breastfeeding After A NICU Stay

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I have been told that there are women out there who have no trouble with breastfeeding. That it just came natural and simple. I...

Choosing The Seton Medical Center Austin NICU :: Huge Changes To...

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Choosing The Seton Medical Center Austin NICU :: Huge Changes To Support Families When I had my daughter five years ago at Seton Medical Center...

Meet Kelli Gruen

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Hey there! I'm Kelli Gruen, a freelance graphic designer, proud stationery creator, wife, mama and a recent Austin transplant coming from San Diego. My husband and I...

Our NICU Journey

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It was our first night as a family and at 4 a.m., the nurses were doing their check in on our little girl. In...

What I Learned From Having a NICU Baby

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September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month. It is a time to recognize the babies who begin their lives in the NICU and the...

Anabelle Olive: A Life Worth Celebrating

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"Today, October 15th, is Infant Loss Remembrance Day. To some of us, that means nothing. To others of us, it means everything. I know...

Every Day is a Miracle: Birth Defect Awareness

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Most of us have some sort of idea of what our pregnancy will be like. The doctor's appointments, the hi-tech 4D ultrasounds, the heartbeat…all of...