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  • World Prematurity Day 2015

    Posted on: November 17th, 2015

    Posted in: NICU     Preemies    

    Have you hugged a preemie today? Chances are good that you did, but didn’t know. There is a subset of the population that walks amongst us, hidden in plain sight: they serve you coffee, perform on the high trapeze, and run corporations; they laugh at your jokes, pay taxes, and fix cars; and they are


  • Naturopathic Support for NICU Families

    Posted on: November 5th, 2015

    Posted in: Immune Support     NICU     Pain management     Women's Health    

    Without choosing it, and without knowing much about it until I knew too much about it, I have been given the opportunity to use naturopathic medicine to support families whose universe now centres around a tiny bundle in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). I met amazing, strong, and resilient people while in the NICU


  • NICU essentials

    Posted on: September 9th, 2015

    Posted in: Immune Support     NICU     Nutrition     Pediatrics    

    There are lots of subtleties and individualized elements to NICU life, but some of what I found through my experience and through speaking with others over those pivotal few months are summarized below.  For the most part I’m speaking to my fellow mamas because that is what I know best, but there’s no denying that the