As parents of children born preterm, we know how hard it is not just to adjust to the reality of life in the NICU, but also to deal with the long-term impact of prematurity on our children, on ourselves, and on our families. We support families every step of the way – before, during and after their NICU stays – and help create brighter futures for these babies and those who care for them.
We provide peer support to NICU families, create educational resources for clinicians and families, raise awareness of the impact of prematurity on individuals and on our society, coordinate national events, and assist neonatal intensive care units across the country with their family support programs.
We welcome support from parents, families, clinicians ... anyone who has been touched by prematurity or who understands how important it is to give our most vulnerable citizens the help they need when they most need it.
What People Are Saying
"When my baby was born premature and experienced a major setback, I wondered if he would ever walk, learn to ride a bike or play sports. Having a safe place to ask questions and hear how others' premature babies are doing at different stages has been very meaningful for me. "
— Support Network Member
"Meeting these amazing families at some of the most challenging times of their lives is inspiring, and I am grateful and honoured for the opportunity to witness their courage and strength. "
— Peer Group Facilitator
"“A a parent of a child born preterm, I know how hard it is not just to adjust to the reality of life in the NICU, but also to deal with the long-term impact of prematurity on my children, on ourselves, and our families” "
— Premmie Mom