Preventing RSV

by Eric

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a common virus that causes infection of the lungs. For many children and adults who contract the virus, symptoms are much like that of a common cold. For babies, and especially children born prematurely, RSV can cause much more serious symptoms and illnesses (such as pneumonia) which may require hospitalization.…



Tips for Parents, From Parents

by Eric

When you’re in the midst of your NICU journey, you may be overwhelmed with information. Doctors, nurses, family members…it seems like everyone is telling you you should be doing this or that. We’ve been there. While you can always use our Facebook group to ask specific questions, we wanted to offer some general information all…



Board Member Profile – Rakhi Radia

by Eric

Rakhi is the mother of three preemies. She and her husband had their first preemie in December 2008 at 34 weeks, her second in April 2011 at 32 weeks and her third in June 2013 at 34 weeks. All three were born premature due to premature aging of the placenta and placental abruption. All were…



Board Member Profile – Pamela Root

by Eric

Pamela is a mother of two. Her daughter, Charlize, was born full term. Her son son, Brody, was born at 25 weeks, 5 days in December 2013. He stayed in the NICU at the General for 98 days. Pamela and Julia were connected through a mutual friend shortly after Brody’s birth and then began connecting…



Board Member Profile – Krista Curtis

by Krista Curtis

Krista’s son, Charlie was born at 29 weeks weighing 2 lbs. 14 oz. Charlie’s 40 day NICU stay was fairly smooth and the experience was relatively positive. “Bringing Charlie home was scary despite him being our second; we felt like we were in no man’s land. Things I had never been worried about before were…