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Is your baby currently in the NICU? Was your baby born prematurely? Or is your term baby in the NICU for high jaundice levels, low blood sugars, or because they have some Respiratory Distress and need oxygen or additional support?

Are you wondering what in the heck is a small baby unit or kangaroo care? Why do NICUs use donor breast milk and what on earth does RDS, BPD, IVH, NEC, ETT, CPAP, HFNC, UVC, UAC, po, ng, NEC, ABG, CBG, CBC, and CMP stand for? Are you asking yourself how will we ever get through this, what questions should I even ask, and when will my baby come home?

If you are a NICU parent who is scared, nervous, unsure, and full of questions, then hit the subscribe button so you do not miss another show!

Welcome to the "Empowering NICU Parents Podcast" where we will answer ALL of these questions and SO MUCH more! Your host, Nicole Nyberg is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with years of NICU experience - but she also brings her unique perspective to this podcast as a mother of a 23-weeker.

Along with sharing answers to the NICU medical questions you have, Nicole addresses and supports you through the incredibly difficult emotional struggles that only a NICU parent can understand.

She provides you with knowledge plus tangible tips to guide, educate, empower, and support you through your baby's NICU journey and once they are home. Tune in to hear from someone who knows exactly what you're going through, another NICU Mama.

Check out all of our show notes and additional information at empoweringnicuparents.com

Empowering NICU Parents Podcast Nicole Nyberg

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Is your baby currently in the NICU? Was your baby born prematurely? Or is your term baby in the NICU for high jaundice levels, low blood sugars, or because they have some Respiratory Distress and need oxygen or additional support?

Are you wondering what in the heck is a small baby unit or kangaroo care? Why do NICUs use donor breast milk and what on earth does RDS, BPD, IVH, NEC, ETT, CPAP, HFNC, UVC, UAC, po, ng, NEC, ABG, CBG, CBC, and CMP stand for? Are you asking yourself how will we ever get through this, what questions should I even ask, and when will my baby come home?

If you are a NICU parent who is scared, nervous, unsure, and full of questions, then hit the subscribe button so you do not miss another show!

Welcome to the "Empowering NICU Parents Podcast" where we will answer ALL of these questions and SO MUCH more! Your host, Nicole Nyberg is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with years of NICU experience - but she also brings her unique perspective to this podcast as a mother of a 23-weeker.

Along with sharing answers to the NICU medical questions you have, Nicole addresses and supports you through the incredibly difficult emotional struggles that only a NICU parent can understand.

She provides you with knowledge plus tangible tips to guide, educate, empower, and support you through your baby's NICU journey and once they are home. Tune in to hear from someone who knows exactly what you're going through, another NICU Mama.

Check out all of our show notes and additional information at empoweringnicuparents.com

    Nurturing and Supporting Mental Health in NICU Parents

    Nurturing and Supporting Mental Health in NICU Parents

    Listen to the Empowering NICU Parents' Podcast as we dive into the emotional challenges of having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This episode explores the profound feelings of guilt, anxiety, and trauma that NICU parents face, and emphasizes the importance of seeking support.

    You will learn practical self-care strategies, hear expert insights, and find comfort in knowing you're not alone. Whether you're still in the NICU or have transitioned home, this episode provides valuable resources and encouragement to help you navigate this difficult journey and prioritize your mental health. Subscribe now for support, guidance, and hope.

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    Episode 60 Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/episode60
     
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    • 27 min
    Multiple Birth Awareness Month: A Mother’s Journey Through Infertility, Twin Pregnancy, the NICU, and Beyond

    Multiple Birth Awareness Month: A Mother’s Journey Through Infertility, Twin Pregnancy, the NICU, and Beyond

    Dive into the inspiring journey of Deidre, a mom of twins, on the latest episode of the Empowering NICU Parents’ Podcast! 🎙️ Join us as we explore her path through infertility, the emotional highs and lows of carrying twins, and the challenges of the NICU journey.

    As we celebrate National Multiple Birth Awareness Month, Deidre's story shines a light on the resilience and strength of families facing unique challenges. Get ready for an empowering discussion that will uplift and inspire you. Tune in now!  🌟 #NICU #ParentingJourney #Empowerment #mulitplebirth

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    Our NICU Roadmap: A Comprehensive NICU Journal: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicujournal/
     
    NICU Mama Hats: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/hats/
     
    NICU Milestone Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicuproducts/
     
    Newborn Holiday Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shop/
     
    Empowering NICU Parents Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shownotes/
     
    Episode 59 Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/episode59
     
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    • 46 min
    Daily Essentials for Your NICU Bag

    Daily Essentials for Your NICU Bag

    On the Empowering NICU Parents' Podcast, we are dedicated to supporting you through every step of your NICU journey. Hosted by NICU parent Nicole Nyberg, this episode is packed with essential tips and insights to ensure you're prepared each time you head into the NICU to spend time with your baby!
     
    Drawing from her own experience of spending three months in the NICU, Nicole shares a comprehensive guide on what to pack in your daily NICU bag. From self-care items like toothbrushes and lip balm to practical essentials like chargers and NICU journals, Nicole covers everything you need to navigate your NICU journey with ease.
     
    She also spotlights tips on what to pack to make your meaningful kangaroo care sessions comfortable as well as insights into what you need to pack to ensure successful pumping or breastfeeding sessions, from hands-free bras to hydration tips.
     
    So, join Nicole on the Empowering NICU Parents' Podcast as we prioritize your well-being and equip you with everything you need to navigate the NICU journey with confidence and resilience. Tune in now and get ready to become empowered!

    Dr. Brown’s Medical: https://www.drbrownsmedical.com
     
    Our NICU Roadmap: A Comprehensive NICU Journal: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicujournal/
     
    NICU Mama Hats: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/hats/
     
    NICU Milestone Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicuproducts/
     
    Newborn Holiday Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shop/
     
    Empowering NICU Parents Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shownotes/
     
    Episode 58 Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/episode58
     
    Empowering NICU Parents Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empoweringnicuparents/
     
    Empowering NICU Parents FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringnicuparents
     
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    • 21 min
    Supporting NICU Families: Gift Ideas and Acts of Kindness

    Supporting NICU Families: Gift Ideas and Acts of Kindness

    In this insightful podcast episode, we explore the challenges faced by families with infants in the NICU. Your host, Nicole Nyberg is an experienced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and NICU parent, who shares insights from her personal experience along with anecdotes from other NICU parents. Join us as we explore ways to offer unwavering support through practical gestures of kindness, from meal trains and transportation assistance to thoughtful gifts that cater to the unique needs of NICU parents. We'll also discuss the importance of emotional support, recognizing the profound impact of simply being present and listening without judgment.

    Furthermore, we'll spotlight some innovative NICU-specific products designed to empower parents in documenting their infant's journey and celebrating milestones along the way. From NICU journals to milestone cards and specialized clothing for kangaroo care, these thoughtful gifts offer both practical utility and emotional solace to families navigating the NICU experience. Whether you're a friend or family member seeking guidance on supporting a loved one in the NICU or a NICU parent looking for ideas to share with your loved ones, you have come to the right place! Together, let's foster a community of compassion and support for NICU families, ensuring they feel empowered, understood, and surrounded by love throughout their NICU journey and beyond.

    Dr. Brown’s Medical: https://www.drbrownsmedical.com

    Our NICU Roadmap: A Comprehensive NICU Journal: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicujournal/

    NICU Mama Hats: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/hats/

    NICU Milestone Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicuproducts/

    Newborn Holiday Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shop/

    Empowering NICU Parents Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shownotes/

    Episode 57 Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/episode57

    Empowering NICU Parents Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empoweringnicuparents/

    Empowering NICU Parents FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringnicuparents

    Pinterest Page: https://pin.it/36MJjmH

    • 33 min
    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding: Is It Really A Big Deal?

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding: Is It Really A Big Deal?

    🌟 Unveiling the Untold Story: Marijuana & Pregnancy Podcast 🌿✨

    Your host is a Neontal Nurse Practitiction who dives deep into groundbreaking research on marijuana's impact during pregnancy and breastfeeding in this eye-opening podcast, proudly sponsored by Dr. Brown’s Medical. Whether you're an expecting mom, a dedicated healthcare professional, or a caring family member, this episode is your key to unlocking valuable insights. 🔍

    What are the short and long-term effects on mothers, growing fetuses, infants, children, and their journey into adulthood after prenatal exposure?

    🤰 Gain critical knowledge for moms planning pregnancy or currently pregnant.
    👶 Understand the implications for breastfeeding moms using marijuana.

    Share the knowledge, spark conversations! 🔥💬

    #MarijuanaRevelations #HealthRevolution #ParentingInsights💡 🎧🚀 #PodcastJourney #MarijuanaResearch #ParentingInsights #HealthAndWellness 🌈✨

    Dr. Brown’s Medical: https://www.drbrownsmedical.com

    Our NICU Roadmap: A Comprehensive NICU Journal: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicujournal/

    NICU Mama Hats: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/hats/

    NICU Milestone Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicuproducts/

    Newborn Holiday Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shop/

    Empowering NICU Parents Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shownotes/

    Episode 56 Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/episode56

    Empowering NICU Parents Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empoweringnicuparents/

    Empowering NICU Parents FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringnicuparents

    Pinterest Page: https://pin.it/36MJjmH

    • 37 min
    The BIG and Positive Impacts of Skin-to-skin Care in the NICU

    The BIG and Positive Impacts of Skin-to-skin Care in the NICU

    November is Prematurity Awareness Month!

    During the month of November, we reflect on all of the the premature infants born each and everyday, the clinicians who care for them, and the parents. Despite all of the latest technology and advances in healthcare, one in ten children are born prematurely in the United States. Additionally, infants born prematurely are more likely to have long-term academic difficulties, cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, and/or emotional and behavioral issues that will not only impact their life, but they also have a significant toll on the entire family.

    A practice that has repeatedly shown to improve both neonatal and parental outcomes depsite a preterm delivery, is early and consistent skin-to-skin care. The small action of assisting parents with immediate skin-to-skin care has a very BIG IMPACT! Obviously, every clinical situation is different, but when possible, infants should be skin-to-skin with their parents.

    The benefits of kangaroo care are endless and not just for the baby! Kangaroo care has shown benefits for homeostasis for preterm infants including maintaining a healthy body temperature and increased cardiorespiratory stabilization. The most substantial benefit of skin-to-skin care has been the increased volume of breast milk production by the mother resulting in a longer duration of breastfeeding.

    Skin-to-skin care promotes participation of both parents in caring for the infant, it strengthens the family role in caring for a fragile infant, and decreases the common feelings of helplessness which helps parents become more comfortable with their infant and more confident! It actually allows parents to nurture and care for their fragile infant.

    Listen now to hear all of the benefits of skin-to-skin care! Together we truly can make a difference in the lives of the infants and parents! Get ready to become empowered as we review the benefits of Kangaroo care in the NICU!

    Dr. Brown’s Medical: https://www.drbrownsmedical.com

    Our NICU Roadmap: A Comprehensive NICU Journal: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicujournal/

    NICU Mama Hats: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/hats/

    NICU Milestone Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/nicuproducts/

    Newborn Holiday Cards: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shop/

    Empowering NICU Parents Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/shownotes/

    Episode 55 Show Notes: https://empoweringnicuparents.com/episode55

    Empowering NICU Parents Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empoweringnicuparents/

    Empowering NICU Parents FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringnicuparents

    Pinterest Page: https://pin.it/36MJjmH

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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Awesome info for NICU parents

A great resource to have throughout the NICU journey. I like being able to listen to episodes on specific topics as we encounter those issues.

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What all NICU mamas need

Thank you so much for this podcast. It makes the NICU journey feel less lonely

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