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10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays in the NICU

As we wrap up November, we wanted to pay one last tribute to this important cause. This year over 380,000 babies will be born "too early." Chances are if you know 10 friends or family members that are pregnant at least 1 or 10% of them will have babies that are premature. Can you imagine not taking your baby home for the holidays? The holiday season can be challenging for everyone, but for families that do not get to take their loved ones home, this time can be especially difficult. Thank you Whitney Bell for helping us this November and sharing some helpful tips to NICU families for the holidays.

DISCLOSURE: This information is not meant to be ALL encompassing and should NOT replace seeking advice from your health care provider for specific questions, solutions, and concerns about your health! The purpose of this blog is to spark curiosity and gain some insight into your health.

Everyone finds strength in different places. What got us through our NICU stay was our faith in God, the hospital staff, family, and friends. Each day I practiced finding at least one mindful moment, a time where I could sit silently, reflect, and find the inspiration I needed to make it to the next day. On Thanksgiving day, the year my daughter was born, I found the message below from Spiritual Inspiration on Facebook. The daily quotes always seemed to directly speak the words I needed to hear in that moment. I'll never forget this Thanksgiving or these words.