Being Admitted to the NICU?

Jennifer Degl, a mother of a daughter born extremely early, is an advocate for maternal and newborn health. In this video she offers suggestions for the types of questions parents may want to ask upon their babyÕs admission to the NICU.

Jennifer Degl, MS, is the mother of four, including a micro preemie who was born at 23 weeks gestation, and the founder of Speaking for Moms and Babies, Inc. Her mission is to educate the public on maternal and neonatal health issues. She is the author of three books and articles in both the Journal of Pediatrics and Journal of Perinatology, and she is a passionate public speaker. Jennifer is also an active member of the International Neonatal Consortium’s Leadership Team. She serves on the Board of Directors for the NICU Parent Network, and coordinates the NICU parent mentor program at Maria Fareri ChildrenÕs Hospital in New York, called Maria’s Hope. She is also a family representative member at the NIDCAP Federation International Board of Directors. Jennifer has been a high school science teacher for 23 years and believes education is the key to health care reform.