So you’ve suddenly found yourself to be a NICU Parent.

First, relax and take a slow breath, you’re in the right place. You’ve got great doctors, nurses, and other highly trained professionals to give the best care to your infant. Now that you’ve taken a breath, you’re going to learn a whole lot and there are lots of resources to help. It’s okay to take your time. Being a NICU parent is not a sprint. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resources below.

Hand to Hold provides lots of support information and groups for NICU parents.

There are so many new words that you’ll encounter in the NICU. This site provides a great resource for understanding all of that lingo as well as loads of other information.

The March of Dimes is a great resource for everything about birthing, the NICU, and their efforts towards decreasing premature births. On this page, they talk about the different “levels” of the NICU.

Graham’s Foundation provides care packages and many articles about being a NICU parent, both during your time in the NICU and afterwards.