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Navigating your NICU stay: NICU 101

Experiencing time in the NICU can be one of the most stressful times in a parents’ life. If you know you’ll spend time there, how can you prepare? What could you learn in advance that would make the experience even slightly easier? This session is geared toward parents experiencing high-risk pregnancies or families expecting a NICU stay as part of their birth experience.

NICU 101 explores what the NICU is like, including creating a schedule and what to bring, how to be your child’s best advocate, how to create a communication plan, and all the important ways parents can be involved in their baby’s care and medical team.

Thank you Aeroflow Breastpumps for sponsoring this important event!


NICU 101 features two Missouri moms & business owners who are passionate about supporting families & using their lived experiences to help others. Kristen Tippett, co-founded the NICU nonprofit after her son’s NICU stay. She is also a former milk donor with The Milk Bank!

Heather Nickelson, is passionate about supporting parents during the 4th trimester and beyond. Founder of Mindful Momma Therapy Services, she wanted to offer parents the post-partum support she wished she had.

Kristen & Heather provided additional resources for parents preparing for a NICU stay or looking for support after they’re home:







What are your favorite resources for NICU families? Tweet us at @themilkbank and include #NICU101. Sign-up for our newsletter so you’re the first to know about future events, like How Our Babies Made Us Human this fall.

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