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PODCASTS, AFFILIATES & RESOURCES
TINY MIRACLES FOUNDATION
The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) is a nonprofit charity based in Fairfield County, Connecticut dedicated to helping families with premature babies. TTMF programs were developed by parents of premature babies to offer comfort, support, guidance and hope. TTMF provides on-site programs and services at 5 partner hospitals, along with community-based services for preemie parents in the greater Fairfield County area.
All of our programs and services are provided free of charge.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY
The mission of Today is a Good Day is to provide personal and financial support for families who experience the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). They provide resources, care packages, parental support and even host podcasts supporting NICU families.
Our vision is a world where no parent goes through the experience of prematurity alone.
Our mission is to support, comfort, inform, and guide families who experience a premature birth. We collaborate with the healthcare community and parents of preemies to improve the well-being of preterm babies and families.
NICU DAD DISCUSSIONS PODCAST
A podcast exclusively for NICU dads, by NICU dads. Hosted by Alex Zavala of theNICUdad.com, NICU Dad Discussions offers real conversations with real NICU and bereaved dads on topics like anxiety, depression and PTSD; how the NICU affects relationships with partners; and how to connect with other NICU dads for community and support.
Story Sanctuary: A NICU Healing Space
Story Sanctuary is a space for NICU parents to use storytelling as a healing art. Each episode features the birth story + NICU experience of one remarkable family. Join us on this journey of connection, community-building and healing!
Based out of Melbourne, Australia; NICU Cheer provides peer to peer support for NICU parents. They donate gift bags full of luxury goods and treats for families of sick or premature families. They deliver over 1,000 bags to NICUs and Special Care Nurseries. Click on their logo to learn more about their amazing work, volunteer or donate.
THE NICU DOC
The NICU can seem overwhelming for families, trainees, and general health professionals. The NICU Doc was created by a neonatologist, an expert in NICU medicine and the care of healthy and sick babies, so you can find all the information in ONE place.
NICU STORIES PODCAST
NICU Stories shared by NICU/PICU Parents. Many stories have miraculous endings but many do not have desirable outcomes. Hear these phenomenal journeys to parenthood!
Knock on Parenthood Podcast
Courtney and her husband Steve host the Knock on Parenthood podcast. They talk about motherhood, fatherhood, preeclampsia, what it is like to have a preemie baby, and everything in between!
We Teach You How To Play With Your Baby to Achieve Their Developmental Motor Goals. Bundles are Available for Ages 0 - 12 Months and Include Target Toys and an Instructional Guide Developed by a Licensed, Pediatric Physical Therapist
The Cellfie Show
VIP Concierge services helping parents transitioning babies from hospital to home. Services include advocacy and collaboration with your medical team, health/welness coaching and other transitional services.
Click on their logo to learn more about services available to families.
Two nurses talking "Off The Clock," about healthcare, self-care, & the down & dirty in between. You will hear from providers, innovators, brands, businesses, people of interest, health specialties, HOT TIPS, TABOO TOPICS, and a whole new side of the healthcare world you didn't even know existed. Love that for you!
Together Tori Meskin & Sam Manassero are bringing you the unfiltered side of the medical world. They have unmatched chemistry with their sassy banter & 18 years of combined nursing experience. Together they host the conversations you really want to hear, answer the questions you want to know, and bring their spicy energy to the show
NICU Grad Podcast
In effort to further optimize neonatal provider resources, the NICU Grad Podcast is a devoted to providing on-demand education for NICU providers.
Every two weeks, they post a full ~20 minute episode, reviewing fundamental physiology and clinical management of various neonatal diseases.
Is dedicated to supporting families with children in the NICU and medical professionals who care for them. We connect with NICU parents and offer resources to support them during their journey both in and beyond the hospital. We recognize the amazing medical teams that care for these families and celebrate them.
MyVision is a free digital resource led by expert ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. Children's eyes and their vision develop gradually. As they age, conditions common to their age group may arise, making eye health checkups pertinent for a healthy childhood. To better inform parents and caregivers, we recently published a guide on children's eye health.
Dear NICU Mama
Dear NICU Mama is a women-run organization designed to connect, encourage, and create community with past and present NICU moms. Through Celebration Photoshoots honoring NICU grads and their mothers, educational and peer-support events, online advocacy, and their signature podcast, Dear NICU Mama reaches thousands of women each month
The PreemieWorld forum, newsletters, and social media outlets seek to address the medical community as well as the general public and educate both parties on how best to offer support to preemie parents.
Our mission is to relay the medical information parents receive in layman’s terms, and build a bridge between the parenting and professional worlds that surround premature infants. Through relatable writing and group support, PreemieWorld helps create a “new normal” for preemie families in the midst of the NICU chaos.
Dads of the NICU Podcast
A podcast created by Dads, for Dads, that are spending time in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Unit. These episodes will describe raw and authentic experiences of Dads who spent time in the NICU with their precious premature babies. Designed to share stories, compare stories, and provide an insight in to the life of a Dad with a premature baby or sick baby in the NICU. A journey through mental health, emotions, stress, being overwhelmed, feeling helpless and confused.
The Early Bird Project
The Early Bird Project builds care packages for families experiencing a stay in the NICU. Each package contains items that are meant to help parents navigate the difficulties that come from that experience. From notebooks to chapstick to swaddle blankets, each item is carefully selected and packaged with love from a fellow NICU parent.
Matroneé began as an answer to a need. We experienced the unnerving scalp IV, that constant concern. We sell caps with a functional purpose, sure. But we also believe in the power of putting it on as a deep-breath moment.
The Potato Head Project
The Potato Head Project exists because it gives you hope. Hope when you have no idea what is going on and no idea where to turn. It gives you something to look forward to, to connect people to (without them having to endure the NICU themselves), it gives you something to hold on tight to because the truth of the matter is, in the NICU hope is all you have.
Penelope Project's mission is to provide support and education to help alleviate stress of NICU families. Let us teach you to be a NICU expert and support you when you feel alone. Your search is over You've found your village.
NICU health journeys are overwhelming, complex and emotional. PreeMe+You’s holistic eco-system of communication and interaction care tools are created from primary research and expertise in neonatal medicine and the science of human interaction and communication.
Tiny Living Legends
Facilitate continuity of care and a strong support system for parents/caregivers to reduce readmission.
The mission of Preemie Footprints is to provide comfort to families of all preemies and also to raise awareness about the issue of prematurity. This is accomplished through donations to hospitals of tangible items such as appropriate-sized hats, blankets, and quilts. Preemie Footprints raises awareness about the issue of prematurity through community events, most notably our annual softball event held in June.
Preemie Footprints, Inc. is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, formed in New York Stat
March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy, we support every pregnant person and every family.
Welcome Preemie provides clothing and accessories that allows easy access to intravenous lines (IV tubes), feeding tubes, electrocardiogram wires and any other external devices in use while babies are in the hospital.
For Massachusetts residents, they also provide professional baby-sitting at your home providing registered nurses with years of experience caring for infants.
Click on their logo to learn more.
BIRTH INJURY CENTER
They are an advocacy center whose mission is to assist anyone who was been affected by a birth injury. Their website is a compilation of information around the different types of injuries. They offer resources to assist the injured and their families.
Rook's Books Publishing, LLC endeavors to tell the stories of triumph seldom heard, and to motivate families and caregivers of all types. Let's come together to ADVOCATE for one another, EDUCATE ourselves and others on various medical conditions, and CELEBRATE the milestones and successes of our community
OLIVER'S LITTLE WARRIORS
is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Kansas City NICU families and raises Group B Strep awareness. They fill their NICU Care Packages with essential items to help families through the difficult journey of the NICU.
Click on their logo to learn more or to donate to their mission.
PROJECT SWEET PEAS
Project Sweet Peas is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania. Their mission is to empower and support families of fragile infants, and to inspire hope through remembrance for those affected by pregnancy and infant loss.
Click on their logo to learn more about their mission, volunteer or donate.