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.
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.
In 2017 we launched our Full Heart Food Cart: a new program that brings fresh, healthy, nutritious food directly to inpatient NICU families at our partner hospitals in order to build peer relationships and strengthen inpatient community.
Nurtured and guided by an amazing team of volunteers, NICU Families Northwest has accomplished phenomenal growth in the past year and we’re excited to catch you up on our incredible year. Our major focus for 2018 is creating opportunities for parents to develop in-person connections that fortify the web-based relationships our members have established. To accomplish…
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.