A narrative medicine mosaic of the experience of parents of triplets before, during, and after the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) focusing on voice and the dichotomy of his and her point-of-view... More > to help other parents and health professionals understand the unique needs of NICU parents.< Less
A complete guide to understanding everything that occurs in the NICU and Neonatal environment. Providing expert information on the early stages of preterm birth and coping with the NICU. The complete... More > preemie guide to surviving the NICU includes all the need-to-know information for the first few months after having a premature baby. Preemies are very fragile and the NICU can be a daunting experience. With The Complete Preemie Guide to Surviving the NICU you will have greater confidience to face the challenges of preterm birth and the NICU. The Preemie Guide is the perfect companion for understand everything about the NICU from knowing all the jobs of staff in the NICU to best practices for giving your preemie its best shot at life. Author Dr. Carly Molloy has dedicated her life to greater understanding the outcomes, impacts and conditions of premature birth. Carly is now sharing her 15 years of experience with you in this easy-to-read guide to Surviving the NICU.< Less
.....one of the paramedics opened one of her little doors. Finally, I see a little arm, a little hand, and the tiniest fingers I have ever seen in my life. My mother was right, she was beautiful. I... More > wanted to tell her to fight, fight with everything she had, but nothing came out. I had no words at that moment. I could only stair at this little doll beside me. I reach in her little house and my finger touches her hand and she grabs it with all her might! I finally start to cry, letting out all the emotions I had been keeping inside. Because at that second I knew she heard my unspoken words and she felt all the love I had in my heart. I knew she was going to fight. She was going to fight for her life with every ounce of her soul.< Less
‘A Journey to Home’ is a comprehensive Preemie Baby Book and NICU Journal. Over three years in the making, this journal will be a companion during the NICU stay, and a book of memories in... More > the future. It is a book of expectations, setting parents up for a true understanding of what is to come. It builds resources while celebrating the joys of their baby’s life.
“The development of this book began 4 hours after the birth of my son. I longed to be able to journal and have a keepsake that was adjusted to my premature child.”
“In my personal journey, I have found that you must find peace with being a parent of a preemie. It is only after much time that I have been able to rejoice with my toddler, and shed layers of protection that sheltered us from harm in the past. I will look at him with a little less guilt in my heart, and continue to treasure every breath, word, and step that he takes in his life.”< Less
I began writing to my unborn child as soon as my wife and I decided to have a child. Never could I have imagined what an amazing journey was set in motion. These intensely personal letters capture my... More > hopes and fears as my wife and I progress through the various stages of IVF, our daughter's stay in the NICU, and our first year as a family. From giving my wife daily shots to staring at the various screens monitoring my newborn daughter, the book attempts to capture the emotions of a loving husband and father trying to be the man both his girls need.
The book concludes with my honest, unadulterated reflections on having going through IVF and the NICU. My hope is that my candid sharing may help others gain a greater sense of the emotions involved in having an IVF or NICU baby.< Less