NICU Awareness Podcasts:

NICU Awareness Month September (1)

Family Stories Tied to NICU Experiences:

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NICU, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, & More

When a mother reaches 40 weeks' gestation, one often thinks, nothing can go wrong now.  Laurel's delivery and excitement transitioned quickly; their hope turns to unbearable grief; and then grief to elation as they transition home!  Their journey, strength, and positive outlook on life are inspirational!

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Cystic Fibrosis

Thank you Heather and Megan for sharing, bringing awareness, and educating many about cystic fibrosis and what your daily routine looks like.

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24 Weeks Gestation - Twinless Twin Family Story

Meet Gabbi Gifford and her twin girls Eliana Rose and Harper Mae, born at just 24 weeks and 1 day gestation.  Gabbi gives us a glimpse into some heartbreaking and precious moments, she and her husband Sirandon, had during their 98 day Neonatal Intensive Care Unit stay.

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Longoria Family

25 Weeks Gestation - GTubes, Trachs, & Hope

Christel Longoria has shared her birth story many times with many families.  This podcast shares a piece of her NICU journey, that primarily focuses on the emotional decision to provide Declan with a trach, and then a g-tube. 

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Preeclampsia, Women's Heart Health, and Support through NICU

Silas, born at 28 weeks and 6 days gestation, weighing just 1 pound, 11 ounces provided these first-time parents with memories they'll never forget.  Cara describes the (minimal) early preeclampsia symptoms and the slow road to recovery after Silas was born, including keeping her heart healthy after preeclampsia.

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1P36 Chromosome Deletion Syndrome

You will hear the words from a beautiful young mom who faces the world of rare head-on, as she searches for answers and understanding.

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Trisomy 18

A special conversation with Caiti, Carter's Mom, as she shed light on their NICU journey with their son Carter as doctors suspected something was wrong but couldn't definitively say until genetic testing came back.  

Caiti walks us through her delivery, diagnosis, and transition home to palliative care. 


Stroke Awareness

Meet the Tachell family and hear Stephanie share her birth story, NICU experience, and diagnosis.  Powerful words and experiences are shared as Stephanie gives us a glimpse into their world after their daughter, Lynnex, was born.

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26 Weeks Gestation - Twinless Twin, PPROM

Ryan and Lindsay Jones delivered their precious daughters Reese and Ryleigh at just 26 weeks gestation. 

While Reese was rushed to the NICU, weighing just 1 lb, 14 oz; her sister, Ryleigh was held and loved on for the next few hours by her parents, who said hello and goodbye to their sweet girl within those short three hours of her life.


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CMV Awareness with Cara Gluck

Today's dialogue provides very specific knowledge about CMV from a mother who became an advocate and expert in CMV thanks to her amazing son, Parker, who was born with Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV).

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Down Syndrome and Heart Stuff

Angela processes with us what it was like learning her baby has Down syndrome; learning to be Malachi’s biggest and best advocate; touching on their heart surgery experience; and how leukemia became part of their story.

Montgomery Family

25 Weeks Gestation - Twinless Twin, Hearing Loss

Kaele Montgomery shared a tiny bit of her 143 day NICU experience with Josie and Kyson, and a lot about her experience deciding cochlear implants were the right decision for her daughter and their family after a very specific diagnosis of auditory neuropathy.

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26 Weeks Gestation - Little Drew

Michelle Weaver's experiences have her embracing NICU Awareness Month, Prematurity Awareness Month, Native American Maternal Health Month and Adoption Awareness Month.

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PPROM at 21 weeks & antepartum

Samantha Beckstrom to the podcast today.  You will hear Samantha's journey through an extremely early, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and NICU Journey.