NICU Photography, NICU Graduate Photography, Preemie Prints Sew & Craft, Online Support, Prayer Support, Little Monster's 5K For A Cause, infant loss support, and NICU Walls Of Hope
mission & vision
Any amount of time spent in a NICU is too long. We will devote the time and energy necessary to support NICU families and share hope with them during this difficult time. We have a mission to support families who have babies born prematurely or critically ill.
Parents are rarely prepared for the challenges of the NICU environment, such as the fragile condition of the infant, the high level of technology, and frequent crises (Brown, Pearl & Carassco, 1991). The parents' reactions to the birth of a premature baby or sick newborn have been compared to the stages people progress through in reacting to a traumatic grief-producing event: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, acceptance and adaptation (Harrison, 1983). Over the years these reactions have stayed the same, but family centered care has become more important to the health of the baby. So support at the parent level is necessary. Preemie Prints is an organization supporting NICU parents, encouraging, and sharing hope with families in Texas and across the nation through a variety of programs.
Having a baby in the NICU is a family in crisis.
"Thank you! The grad session was more than I could of imagined, our volunteer was nice, caring and she does amazing work! These pictures mean so much to us, the things people take for granted like holding you baby after they are born, or even a picture! ~ Naomi
This was truly an awesome experience. It helped bring us a little more closure to our hectic last few months. Thank you for offering something so amazing to help people heal. ~Jen
Thank you to Megan, Sherri and all the Preemie Prints volunteers who give parents like me photos of beauty during a difficult, trying time. Thank you so much. ~Dawn