Ashley’s Advice

Hi! I’m Ashley. I’m a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Childbirth Educator, and NICU survivor! I’ve been through a lot completing my family of 3 children! My first pregnancy resulted in a 26-weeker with intraventricular hemorrhage, ROP, PDA ligation, sepsis, extra doctor appointments, therapies, etc. My second pregnancy I was on bed rest the…

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Pandemic Boosts Mood Disorder Risk in Vulnerable NICU Parents

Pandemic Boosts Mood Disorder Risk in Vulnerable NICU Parents CU psychiatry program, nonprofit groups combine efforts in supporting families during doubly difficult time Sahra Cahoon remembers watching her baby girl turn blue. As doctors and nurses rushed to the incubator, bagging the infant and performing CPR, the fear the new mother felt defies words. But…

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How to Attend Group in a Pandemic

We have been hearing from a lot of mamas that coming to group is REALLY tough. Mamas and Daddies want to join us and there are lots of obstacles. The phone and the mask and the beeping… don’t let it stop you. Here are our tips for making joining group just a little less challenging:…

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100 Days of Kangaroo Care : A Virtual Event

Love for Lily is grateful to be partnering with the Zaky Company to brung you 100 days of Kangaroo Care. In partnership with The Zaky Company, our goal is to bring awareness to the importance of Kangaroo (skin to skin) Care for premature babies. We will be bringing 100 days of stories, products, pictures, videos…

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Basic NICU Things To Know

NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU LEVELS First thing to understand is there are several different levels of NICU’s, ranging from Level I all the way up to a Level IV. Level IV NICUs provide the highest level, most acute care. A simple way to look at NICU Levels: Level I think well baby nursery…

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What 142 Days in the NICU Taught Me

by Sydney Truitt As soon as I got pregnant I began planning all the baby things: glass bottles, natural rubber pacifiers, all wooden toys. I started thinking of third trimester projects and gathering supplies. All the births in my family had been easy- no epidurals, 6 hours start to finish. I ignored all of the…

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Online Resources For You!

Get Some Support Because social distancing is a common practice for families with NICU babies, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help our families navigate this emotional and isolating time. Check out the links below for access to Love for Lily’s virtual groups, the Postpartum Wellness Center Mom’s group and a great resource for…

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Things for Mamas & Daddies To Do

While we’re all staying home to keep our families and others safe, we wanted to compile a list of resources just for mammas and daddies to help get through this time. Below is a list of virtual activities ranging from art gallery tours to creative ways to move your body from home! We’re all prioritizing…

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