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JENNIFER DEGL

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, MATERNAL & NEONATAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

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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...

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...