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JENNIFER DEGL

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, MATERNAL & NEONATAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
SPEAKING FOR MOMS & BABIES, INC.

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Duke Margolis & FDA Webinar: Advancing Drug Development for the Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Duke Margolis & FDA Webinar: Advancing Drug Development for the Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Birth

In the United States, spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) is the leading cause of infant mortality, with 1 in 10 babies being born preterm. Despite the significant impact and medical need, there are currently no US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatments for the prevention of sPTB. Duke-Margolis, under a cooperative agreement with the FDA, hosted a public virtual workshop on Advancing Drug Development for the Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Birth, and I was honored to be a part of it.

Preemie Chats: Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

Preemie Chats: Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

On this episode of Preemie Chats, Jennifer Degl will share what it’s like, as a NICU parent, to suffer through pregnancy and birth related trauma before a baby’s birth, and how that impacts relationships, emotions, decision making in the NICU and beyond. She also will recognize and validate many of the emotions felt by NICU parents, as they watch from the sidelines while others care for their baby, and list strategies to help parents process what has happened and begin to move past their NICU experience and maybe even give back to their hospital or peer groups.

NICU Parent Network Leadership Summit 2023

NICU Parent Network Leadership Summit 2023

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the 2024 NICU Parent Network Leadership Summit. This summit is particularly meaningful to me, as I am a member of their Board of Directors. But honestly, the most special part about going to this summit each year is the feeling that I am coming home. The NICU Parent Network is the premier US-based professional organization of NICU parent leaders who collectively represent the needs and best interests of NICU families.

NICU Alumni Podcast

NICU Alumni Podcast

I was honored to be a guest on the NICU Alumni Podcast series, and it was just in time so that I could share it during Prematurity Awareness Month!

NICU Awareness Month

NICU Awareness Month

September is NICU Awareness Month and September 30th is NICU Awareness Day. This month also hosts a few other important recognition weeks. Neonatal Nurses Week was the week of September 11th and Neonatal Therapists Week was the week of September 18th. 

The 2022 iCAN Summit

The 2022 iCAN Summit

Last month I participated in the International Children’s Advocacy Network (iCAN) Summit in Lyon, France. iCAN is a worldwide consortium of children’s advisory groups that work in unison around the world to provide a voice for children and families in medicine, research, and innovation.

My Micro Preemie Turns 10 Today!

My Micro Preemie Turns 10 Today!

My micro preemie turns 10 today! She was born at 23 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound and 4 ounces and she was just 11 ¼ inches long. It was a long journey, filled with trauma, fear and a lot of love. Happy Birthday to my micro preemie!

Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting 2022

Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting 2022

It was an honor to present at the 2022 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in Denver last weekend. This event was very special to me because I was presenting the research on the paper that I published in the Journal of Perinatology as lead author, as part of the International Neonatal Consortium, called “The culture of research communication in neonatal intensive care units: key stakeholder perspectives.”