Books by and for NICU Parents

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Sometimes reading other parents’ stories can help you gain new insights and perspectives into your own journey. There is a growing library of books written by – and for – NICU parents.

Juniper:  The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon, by Kelley French and Thomas French

Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood, by Kasey Mathews

Girl in Glass: How My “Distressed Baby” Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles, by Deanna Fei

This Lovely Life, by Vicki Forman

From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds, by Jennifer Degl

A Pound of Hope, by Michele Munro Kemper and Jennifer Kemper Sinconis


Or read these books by NICU Professionals.

For the Love of Babies:  One Doctor’s Stories About Life in the Neonatal ICU, by Sue L. Hall, M.D.

Fragile Beginnings: Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU, by Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

Almost Home: Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICU, by Christine Gleason, M.D.

Preemie Primer by Dr. Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN and NICU mom