Liz Dearman
Liz Dearman

My grandson was in the NICU in Ms. for 7 weeks. I was able to be with him everyday for hours because it was so close to home. It made such a difference in his recovery ! If we were later than normal getting there for our visit, the nurses said he'd get fussy. And many times we'd come in and his crying would stop the minute he'd hear our voices. YES YES YES, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE ! Ya'll are in our prayers

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Liz Dearman

Thank you for sharing!

Liz Dearman
Liz Dearman
  • Liz Dearman

Only right that I do share. I just wish more people would get involved !

Liz McCluskey
Liz McCluskey

My nephew was born 14 weeks too soon, and our family will never forget the amazing care and love provided by the NICU staff in Wilmington, Delaware (Christiana Care Hospital). My nephew is now a healthy and happy toddler :) I have signed this petition, and will urge everyone I know here in NY to do the same. I wish you the best of luck with your cause.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Liz McCluskey

Thank you...we need all the support we can get and appreciate yours!

Josephine Petrelli Hogan
Josephine Petrelli Hogan
  • Liz McCluskey

Awesome place, my brother is the Medical Director at Christiana Care. Was so happy to see you adopted Spike, now Buddy?

Amy Wright
Amy Wright

My daughter was born at 25 weeks old, It is vital the parents are close and able to touch , hear, smell, feel their parents...My daughter is now a normal child with no issues of concern...

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Amy Wright

Wonderful to hear! Thank you for your support!

Cheryle Howard
Cheryle Howard

My first born who is 27 now, was 2lb 4oz. I had to be life flighted to Tulsa for the neo natal. I was told when I arrived that if they delivered, she would not live. She did live and the reasons why included the fact that she was not moved after she was born. Also girls have a better chance of living since they usually develop faster and are usually larger. The Dr. said probably the one thing that gave her the best chance was my morning sickness. Babies develop the urge to breathe...

My first born who is 27 now, was 2lb 4oz. I had to be life flighted to Tulsa for the neo natal. I was told when I arrived that if they delivered, she would not live. She did live and the reasons why included the fact that she was not moved after she was born. Also girls have a better chance of living since they usually develop faster and are usually larger. The Dr. said probably the one thing that gave her the best chance was my morning sickness. Babies develop the urge to breathe regularly as one of the things since they get oxygen from the umbilical cord. When a mother is sick it depletes the oxygen the baby gets and causes them to try to breathe. This develops the lungs quicker. I never thought I would thank God for morning sickness morning, noon and night but I did.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Cheryle Howard

What a great story...these are the outcomes we NICU Nurses live for! Thanks for your support!

Erick Jannes
Erick Jannes

It is to put it mildly not wise to remove an infant from its parents, for it needs its parents for survival. And to seprate twin infants / babies is also not wise... see the video The Divine Matrix from Gregg Braden at Youtube.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Erick Jannes

Thank you foriyour input and support!

Zipporah Royal
Zipporah Royal

As a mother of 4 all being premature this cause is especially important 2 me. My twins now 8 months had to stay in nicu for 2 wks in the next city 30 min away, that was hard enough ! I couldnt imagine a 3 hour trip every day

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Zipporah Royal

Thank you for your support!

Tina Bansi Atl
Tina Bansi Atl

Yes. So important. My son was in nicu for 8 days. 8 days I was there from early until 12midnight sometimes later. I did not see much parents there and they only spent 1 or 2 hours. What could've been more important?

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Tina Bansi Atl

Thank you for the support!

Bette Fredrickson
Bette Fredrickson

My twins were born 11 weeks premature in 1980. Back then they were considered very early. The
staff at the NICU at Dartmouth encouraged early bonding. As they grew stronger we became involved in their care. bathing, feeding, I later went on to help start a support group for parents. Support I did not have. Bless all that take care of these babies.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Bette Fredrickson

Thank you for sharing your story and your support!

Becky Hunt Davis
Becky Hunt Davis

Former NICU nurse. Strongly believe in this cause. My son, now 28 years old was transferred to a neonatal unit 30 minutes away. That seemed too far. Moms and babies need each other!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Becky Hunt Davis

Thank you for your support!

Heidi Sue
Heidi Sue

Staying with our son was the most important.....to be able to talk with him and hold his little hand to let him know we were there I know gave him comfort n strength.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Heidi Sue

It makes all the difference in the world! Thank you for your support!

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