The Emotional Impact of a NICU Stay

Kelli Kelly

Founder of A Hand to Hold

Kelli Kelley is the mother of two children born preterm – Jackson Thomas born at 24 weeks in 2000 and Lauren Elizabeth born at 34 weeks in 2003. As the Founder and Executive Director of Hand to Hold, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and support for NICU families, Kelli invests her time and talents to raise awareness of the growing problem of preterm birth and to support families who share her experience. She is often sought out to speak about the high incidence of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder among these parents, and the need for support and navigation resources to reduce the impact of a NICU stay on families and ensure better outcomes for babies.

Available for Viewing until August 31st, 2016


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