NICU Insights and Community Events
It’s our goal to offer regular events for NICU families as well as to engage the community at-large for fundraising and informational events. You can check here regularly or join the NICU Families Northwest email list to stay informed.
A central belief of NICU Families Northwest is that every story matters. Owning your NICU experience can be empowering and healing, and dedicating time to cultivate your voice in writing is a
NICU Families Northwest is excited to host our first all-abilities Halloween event, Wheelie Spooky, on Sunday, October 29th. Catering to kids of all abilities, mobilities, and developmental stages, this fun, family occasion
The NICU experience is complex and varied— no two stories are the same. To better offer some insight into the days and nights in the NICU, we will often feature a short essay or link to an informative article.
After my son was born, I was eager to be outside, but all the talk of germs from even a common cold and my fears of RSV had me paranoid about exposing him to any risk. I was also a first time mom and nervous about trying to go anywhere with my new baby. Now, my NICU babies love the
“Eight times a day,” she said, or roughly every three hours. My days and nights were already divided into three to four hour chunks so I could medicate for the pain of my emergency c-section.
Dear Mama is our open letter to inpatient NICU moms to help them cope with their NICU experience.
Most people know that books can transport readers to far away places, transforming them into queens and knights, inventors and investigators, magicians and mystics. What might be less obvious is just how impactful reading to a child in the NICU is and how it benefits the entire family.
The experience of having a child is hard on you: mind, body, and soul. The experience of having a child in the NICU adds another dimension that is hard for non-NICU people to understand, and you may find you need some help to cope or process the experience.