12 episodes

Instagram & Facebook @dadsofthenicu. 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.

Dads of the NIC‪U‬ Matt Bialkowski

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Instagram & Facebook @dadsofthenicu. 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.

    Being an Ironman in and out of the NICU - with Brodie James

    Being an Ironman in and out of the NICU - with Brodie James

    The only thing harder than spending 115 days in the NICU for Brodie James will be his next Ironman race.  Brodie was able to turn to his training regime to keep a clear mind and a positive outlook during his NICU journey, which enabled him to support...

    • 27 min
    Processing Traumatic Deliveries - with Luke Bowtell

    Processing Traumatic Deliveries - with Luke Bowtell

    Picture this: You get a call from the Hospital in the early hours of the morning saying that your wife has just been rushed to the birthing suite for emergency surgery. You live over 30min away, and you know you wont make it in time to be there to...

    • 24 min
    Insights into NICU Life - with Will Jackson

    Insights into NICU Life - with Will Jackson

    I chat with Will Jackson, a Dad that I met on day two of my NICU journey.  Will opens up on his experiences in the NICU, and we discuss all aspects of his journey, and how it effected him.  NICU life is not the same for every Dad. Different parts of a...

    • 28 min
    Becoming a Data Analyst - with Scott Merrick

    Becoming a Data Analyst - with Scott Merrick

    How many times have you walked in to your baby's room in the NICU and checked the monitors or the medical chart before actually checking on your baby?I did this so many times on my NICU journey that I became so fixated on the data even though I didn't...

    • 15 min
    Living Away From Home - with Scott Merrick

    Living Away From Home - with Scott Merrick

    Living away from home to spend time with your family in a NICU can be a really tough adjustment.  The further away from your family and friends you are, the harder the whole journey can be for you.In this Episode, I am joined by Scott Merrick, a father...

    • 11 min
    The NICU Shuffle

    The NICU Shuffle

    The NICU Shuffle is a dance that we will all perform on our journey. It will look different for everyone, and the steps will vary.  We wont always be dancing to the same beat, and sometimes the music will speed up, and sometimes the music will slow...

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

scareddadhappydad ,

So helpful, such a great insight!

Thanks so much for showing that it is ok to not be ok, and that opening up and being vulnerable is a safe thing to do, and needs to happen more often.

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