Thanks to the American Academy of Pediatrics
publishing staff, who believe in this book and
its potential to help NICU parents navigate
their journey.
Thank you to the many people who contributed
to the photographs for this book.
Gigi O’Dea of Memory Portraits by Gigi,
Sarasota, FL, for contributing several
amazing photographs of NICU babies
and their families, including the photo
for our cover
Tamera Miller, RNC, NNP, at the University
of Michigan
A special thank you to all of the parents who
contributed stories and photos of their NICU
experience and beyond. Your pictures
are worth a thousand words.
Thank you to the health care professionals, whose
unique contributions are much appreciated.
F. Sessions Cole, MD
St Louis Children’s Hospital
Vicki E. Cronin, RN
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
Merllie Flores, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Debbie Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC
Athabasca University, Athabasca,
Alberta, Canada
Susan Greenleaf, RNC-NIC, BSN
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital,
Tacoma, WA
Cynthia Jensen, RN, MS, CNS
University of California San Francisco
Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay,
San Francisco, CA
Cheryl W. Major, RNC-NIC, BSN
Linda McCarney, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Sally Muskett, BSN, RNC-NIC, CPLC
University of Washington Medical Center,
Seattle, WA
Michelle Walters, MN, RN
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
We wish to acknowledge these health care professionals,
whose excellent work provided the foundation on which
this book was created.
Julie M.R. Arafeh, RN, MSN
Debbie Fraser, MN, RNC-NIC
J. Craig Jackson, MD, MHA, FAAP
Patricia Jason, RN, BSN, CCRN
John Kattwinkel, MD, FAAP
Terrie Lockridge, MSN, RNC-NIC
Brenda Lee Lykins, ARNP
Denise Maguire, PhD, RN-BC, CNL
Lori A. Markham, MSN, MBA, NNP-BC, CCRN
Cindy C. Martin, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CKC
Karen Menghini, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
Lauren Thorngate, PhD, RN, CCRN
TrezMarie T. Zotkiewicz, RNC-NIC, MN, APRN
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