Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Welcome

Welcome to my page and congratulations on your new miracle! s/he is truly a miracle.

Chances are if you’re finding the Nicumama website you have a preemie or a baby in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) or a special needs childs.

So...your pregnancy and/or delivery wasn’t as “perfect” as you imagined or as everyone said it was going to be. I know. I get it.

Collin 2 days old
Over 17 year ago our journey started in the NICU. I remember feeling so lost in every way imaginable. Overwhelmed with the noises of all the machines and monitors that my baby was hooked up to. My eyes were constantly glued to those monitors NOT my baby.

Aside from my husband I felt as though the only people I could talk to were the doctors and the nurses in the NICU, (which isn’t a bad thing because you may find that some of these special people eventually become good friends) It happened to me!

Outside of the NICU, talking to family and friends was a bit tough. Most of the time I felt as though I was speaking a foreign language.

I remember thinking. "ugh...no one will ever 'get' it".

The NICU can certainly be a scary and lonely place. Especially when you had imagined and had different plans for the birth of your child.

This is why I created Nicumama.com

This blog was created all of you moms and dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc...who have or have had the NICU experience and beyond it.

If you are seeking some information, guidance or and reassurance then you have come to the right place.

Use Nicumama.com as a tool, a source for information. Remember that knowledge is power! The more you know, the more in control you will feel (especially when you have no other control over what is happening to your baby boy or girl).

There will also be information on "the former preemie". After all your preemie WILL grow up and sometimes your NICU experience may not end after leaving the NICU.

Now, I know that there may be a lot of information that may not be covered this website. If you see something that you think should be covered and it's not on this blog contact me, If you would like to do a guest post, also contact me. 

All the best on your NICU journey and beyond,



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