My oldest daughter Madeline spent ten weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after she was born almost twelve weeks premature. We had a huge support group that helped us during that time, but many of the families around us didn’t. My husband and I kept these families in mind when we started a non-profit organization in memory of our daughter. Friends of Maddie offers support to families with babies in the NICU.
I get dozens of emails every month from people asking what they can do to help their sister/cousin/friend/coworker with a baby in the NICU. These are some of the ideas I give to anyone who asks.
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If you can add any advice, please let me know in the comments.