Dear NICU Mama Announces Worldwide Virtual Event for Mothers
10/17/2020

Announcement of live virtual event, "The Hope of Healing After NICU", on November 7th, 2020 at 4:00 PM CST.

Online PR News – 17-October-2020 – Fargo, ND – Local nonprofit, Dear NICU Mama, has announced their first-ever live virtual event for mothers who have or have had children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The event, “The Hope of Healing After NICU Presented by Gate City Bank”, will be hosted virtually on November 7th, 2020 at 4 PM CST. The event features renowned high-risk pregnancy specialist, author, speaker, and NICU mama, Parijat Desphande as the keynote speaker, and will offer the opportunity to learn about trauma after the NICU, meet NICU mamas from around the world, and discover the hope of healing.

Nearly 60% of parents who have had children in the NICU are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following their stay. Stigma and access often prevent these mamas from pursuing mental health support or sharing their experiences with community. And now more than ever, NICU Mamas past and present are experiencing isolation and stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event offers a low-cost opportunity to learn about the NICU and trauma from a world-renowned expert, Parijat Desphande, to find community with other NICU Mamas (a central factor for trauma-healing), and the chance to dedicate time just for themselves.

In discussing the motivation for creating this special event, Dear NICU Mama Creative Director Ashley Ham said, “Over the past few months we’ve been dreaming up a way for NICU Moms from around the world to be able to connect with each other, especially during these times of isolation. Which is why we are super excited to announce our first ever virtual live even with Parijat Desphande.”

Tickets are $35 for Early Bird pricing and $45 for General Registration. All registrations will include admission to our live event on November 7th, 2020, access to the recording after the event, and a Dear NICU Mama gift box (mailed prior to event). Need-based scholarships available. If you are interested in requesting a scholarship or funding a scholarship for another mama, please email hello@dearnicumama.com. For more information, visit http://www.dearnicumama.com/events.

About Dear NICU Mama: Founded in 2019, Dear NICU mama is a nonprofit designed to connect, encourage, and create community with past and present NICU moms. Programs and services include online support and education, the Dear NICU Mama podcast, workshops, virtual events, hospital partnerships and a nationwide peer-support program.