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NICU Parent Support Series

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Floor 2- Childbirth Classrooms- Deaconess Maternity Center

800 W 5th Ave

Spokane, WA

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At Deaconess NICU, we are committed to supporting families both while in their babies are cared for as NICU patients and after discharge. If you are a NICU parent we invite you to join us for all or part of our 2018-2019 Deaconess NICU Parent Support Series. These sessions will be offered the first Tuesday of every month (except January) from 6:30-7:30 during NICU shift change. We have several guest speakers who will present on topics related to healthy transitions after the neonatal intensive care experience. The gatherings are designed to be informative, and also to gather current and former NICU families to offer their presence and support to one another.

Monthly Topics (may be subject to change)

  • September 4, 2018- Tips for Transitioning Home with Your Premie- speaker: Leandra Rodelo, Former NICU mom
  • October 2, 2018- Little Lungs: How to protect them after the NICU and Beyond- speaker- Dr. flma Chavez, Pediatric Pulmonologist
  • November 5, 2018- Promoting Optimal Development at home- Parents tips & Community resources- speaker: Michelle LaMotte, OTR/L
  • December 4, 2018- Understanding My Baby's respiratory needs & how I can Help! Celbrating the wins during a tough NICU stay- speaker: NICU respiratory therapist/neonatal therapist
  • February 5, 2019- Cultivating Resilience- A Spa moment- speaker: Christy Gliniak, neonatal therapist
  • March 5, 2019- What I wish I had known when going home from the NICU- speaker: Daree Blake, former NICU mom
  • April 2, 2019- Dealing with the Whirlwind of emotions: One Parent's perspective- speaker: TBA
  • May 7, 2019- NICU sibliing tea party: celebrating brothers and sisters!
  • June 4, 2019- Tips for sensory processing challenges of the preterm & Hospitalized infant- speaker: Christy Gliniak, neonatal therapist
  • July 2, 2019- Get me off this roller coaster! "NICU-itis" tips for survival
  • August 6, 2019- Annual reunion BBQ- will take place on the quad near Lewis & Clark High school. RSVP 473-7277

We will be meeting in the Childbirth and Newborn classrooms on the second floor adjacent to the Mother-Baby unit of the Maternity Center; on the corner of 5th and Wall.

**Please note street parking expires at 7:00 pm so minimal cost is required to park near the hospital

You may park in the parking garage located below the Maternity Center on the corner of 5th and Wall for $3. You can enter the parking garage driveway off of 5th avenue. There is a black sign with an arrow to look for on 5th Avenue. Depending on the time of your class there are "bus zones" that offer free parking in the evenings near Lewis and Clark Highschool.

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Floor 2- Childbirth Classrooms- Deaconess Maternity Center

800 W 5th Ave

Spokane, WA

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