Kids Considered™

Kids Considered™


NICU parent experience

April 17, 2024

In today's episode we have the honor of talking to a parent and personal friend, Lori Leib about the experience of preterm delivery and being a parent in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Lori’s son, Jones, was born at 25 weeks gestation after a placental abruption and spent 4 months in the NICU before coming home. While we normally talk from the physician experience, we wanted to highlight the family-centered side of medicine. In this episode Lori shares her own personal experience, tips for parents or family members who are navigating the NICU, we discuss breastfeeding and pumping challenges and the importance of self care. 


Resources

NICU Journal 

NICU parent network 

Hand to hold NICU parent support

Lori’s Instagram 



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