Helpful Books and Websites


NICU Journal: A Parent’s Journey
by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Understanding the NICU: What Parents of Preemies and other Hospitalized Newborns Need to Know
by Jeanette Zaichkin, Gary Weiner, and David Loren

Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies (2010)-2nd edition
By Dana Wechsler, Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, and Mia Wechsler Doron

Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey
by Deborah L. Davis, Mara Tesler Stein

The Preemie Parent’s Survival Guide to the NICU
by Nicole Conn

The Preemie Primer
by Dr. Jennifer Gunter

Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood
by Kasey Matthews

Fragile Beginnings
by Adam Wolfberg, MD

For the Love of Babies
by Sue L. Hall, MD

The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One
by William Sears, Robert Sears, James Sears, and Martha Sears



MyChildren’s APP/NICU Tools4You
Provides videos, resources, milestone tracking, pumping logs, tummy time tracking and more throughout your journey in the NICU.
Download in iTunes or Google Play store.

Postpartum Support International
Provides resources about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

National Perinatal Association
Great resource for tools for NICU parents at all stages in the journey.

March of Dimes
Resources and support for NICU families

American Academy of Pediatrics
Education about child development and medical conditions.

Hand to Hold
Extensive support and educational
resources for NICU families

Peekaboo ICU
Resources, education, stories of hope for families in the NICU