A podcast produced exclusively for NICU Dads. Premature birth and the NICU stay that usually follows affects all those involved, both moms and dads. On this podcast, dads share their stories and hopefully let other NICU dads out there know that they’re not alone.
Episode 12: Adam Wood of My Preemie Adventures
NICU dad and author Adam Wood shares his NICU story of his son's delivery at just 25 weeks, the feelings of guilt and failure he felt in not being able to protect his wife and child, and how he's bringing NICU parents together with his book, My Preemie Adventures.
NICU Dad Discussions Episode 11: From Tiny to Teen: Adjusting Expectations with a Micro Preemie as They Grow
NICU dad Fabian Tejedor shares his story of having a micro preemie daughter in 2002, the anxiety of his wife's high-risk pregnancy after loss, and how he and his wife have learned to adjust their expectations at each stage of their daughter's life, from birth to the teen years.
NICU Dad Discussion Episode 10: Troy Bayse
Troy tells the story of wife, Rebecca, going into pre-term labor during the pandemic, as well as being in the NICU with COVID precautions in place. He describes the emotional toll of not being able to see his daughter in the NICU for three weeks.
NICU Dads Discussions Episode 9: Henry Medrano
Henry and Alex discuss his experience of his wife being on bedrest then giving birth to their twins in the NICU. They also speak about how having a micropreemie changed Henry's outlook of being in the NICU. Henry describes how he navigated his NICU experience and the challenges facing his sons during the NICU stay and after.
NICU Dad Discussions Episode 8: Jeff Bradbury
Jeff discusses the sudden birth of his triplets and the journey that followed, with one of his babies having to be in another NICU. He also gives advice to other NICU dads out there on how to cope with the pressure and stress of a long NICU stay.
NICU Dad Discussions Episode 7: Chris Cox
Chris discusses the early birth of his son, Beckett, and the seven-month NICU stay that followed. He also talks about enduring the ups and downs of that NICU stay that ultimately ended with the death of his son and the intense grief that followed. He discusses how blogging about his experience and eventually writing a book helped him cope with the situation.