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JENNIFER DEGL

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, MATERNAL & NEONATAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

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

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...

2019 NIDCAP Trainer’s Meeting

The 2019 NIDCAP Trainer’s Meeting was both illuminative and humanizing and I’ll tell you why. During the opening presentation, a person from each country had a few minutes to introduce themselves to the group and not only share their background, but also a...

The 2019 NICU Parent Network Summit

The 2019 NICU Parent Network (formally Preemie Parent Alliance) Summit was outstanding. I always love to come to our annual summit because it feels like I’m coming to a family reunion where I get to catch up with my closest cousins and also meet new relatives with...

Great Book Review for “Stuck in Bed”

Stuck in Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids … and moms just got a great book review! Our book review is from Rita Plush, of the Fire Island News. Please click HERE to read it. It’s amazing and we are thankful and so excited to share it with you. The...

New York State Perinatal Association Conference

June was pretty busy for me, as not only was I getting ready to wrap up my 20th school year, but I also had the pleasure of speaking at both the NYSPA (New York State Perinatal Association) Annual Conference in Albany and at the March of Dimes Lobby Day. NYSPA is a...

I Was Honored to Present at NANT 9!

A few months ago, in April 2019, I had the honor to speak at the 2019 National Association of Neonatal Therapists Conference, or NANT 9. It was an amazing experience, and I got to travel to Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix Arizona to do it. The theme of NANT 9 was “Passion...

Being a High-Risk or NICU Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is meant for celebrating, and while some people are celebrating with their family, some mothers will spend the day in the hospital due to a high-risk pregnancy, and others will spend it visiting their baby in the NICU. For that reason, I’m thrilled that...