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JENNIFER DEGL

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, MATERNAL & NEONATAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

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Father’s Day Praise for NICU Dad, Author, Ted Yang

Father’s Day Praise for NICU Dad, Author, Ted Yang

As an about-to-be first-time father, Ted Yang felt he had it all: married to the love of his life, a fulfilling and lucrative career, and an instant family with triplets on the way. Things turned around quickly and he and his family were thrust into the NICU world and their lives would never be the same. Read “Table for Five” to learn more about Ted Yang’s journey.

It all changed in the blink of an eye with premature birth, a death, and years-long struggle to keep a child alive. Born at 24 weeks, the tiny Yang Triplets had the odds stacked against them.

How far does a father go to hear his daughter laugh? As far as it takes.

A story of hope, Ted Yang shares his fight, his fears, and how the experience of fatherhood redefined him, personally and professionally. This is a story of a family, Ted and Christine Yang’s family, thriving in spite of obstacles and setbacks.

Jennifer Degl as Keynote Speaker for NEANN Conference

Jennifer Degl as Keynote Speaker for NEANN Conference

Last month I had the honor of being the closing Keynote Speaker for the 2021 NEANN Annual Conference. NEANN stands for the New England Association of Neonatal Nurses- who are the New England Chapter of NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses).

I WAS SMALL, BUT NOW I’M TALL Won an Award

I WAS SMALL, BUT NOW I’M TALL Won an Award

I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall won a 2020 Dragonfly Book Award in the category of Picture Books (Ages 3-8) Nonfiction. The Dragonfly Book Award from The Story Monsters Approved! book designation program was developed to recognize and honor accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature that inspire, inform, teach, or entertain. A Story Monsters seal of approval on a book tells teachers, librarians, and parents they are giving children the very best. 

Prolacta Bioscience Virtual Town Hall

Prolacta Bioscience Virtual Town Hall

I had the privilege to speak at the Prolacta Bioscience Virtual Town Hall and share my story as a NICU parent of a premature baby who survived and thrived due to my ability to give her my milk.

The Perinatal Gazette

The Perinatal Gazette

“I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall” has been featured in the Perinatal Gazette. Please consider sharing “I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall” with any family who delivered a premature or medially fragile baby that spent time the NICU. I promise they will love it and it will inspire them.

I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall is Now Available!

I Was Small, But Now I’m Tall is an engaging book for a child who was born prematurely, telling the tale of their earliest days in life in simple terms that kids can relate to. It tells the story of a baby that was born much too early and spent many months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This premature baby, like many others, overcame the obstacles that threatened her survival and grew into a strong child.

Maternal and Neonatal Health amongst COVID-19 Crisis

I’ve put together a list of resources that I have been able to find thus far that may help answer some of your questions regarding how the novel coronavirus affects pregnant/nursing moms and babies. The information is being updated by the minute as China and Hong Kong...

Jennifer Degl speaks at Takeda Pharmaceutical

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to speak to the Research and Development Department at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. I was asked to share our story with the company. It’s not always easy to share both the details of what happened to me during my pregnancy and...