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Mommy's NICU Journal: A 60-Day Guided Journal for NICU Moms

We need your support in publishing these guided journals for NICU Moms to help get them through their journey in the NICU.

Mommy's NICU Journal: A 60-Day Guided Journal for NICU Moms

We need your support in publishing these guided journals for NICU Moms to help get them through their journey in the NICU.

$178
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 26 2018 10:13 PM UTC +00:00

About

No mom ever wants to end up in the NICU with her baby but unfortunately it's a reality that some moms have to face. I was one of those moms.

At 25 years old, I found myself giving birth prematurely to my son at just 34 weeks. I wasn't ready for the long battle ahead nor did I realize how much my world would've changed on October 15, 2016. The NICU was our home for 6 months. For 6 months, I felt alone, afraid, angry, frustrated, confused, and powerless. One of the worst things that you can experience as a mother is not knowing what the next day will bring. The only thing that I could do to cope was journal.

Why a Journal?

I created My Mommy's NICU Journal for moms like myself. There's no way that I was able to remember every single detail about my baby's NICU stay. I needed a way to keep track of our milestones and memories. A journal was the way to do it. 

It's more than just a journal. It's a keepsake. In the journal you'll find everything that will allow NICU moms to intensely document their journey. It includes sections for details about the baby's birth with photo frames, medical notes, daily journaling pages, a milestone tracker, visitor log, inspirational quotes to keep mom going, and a glossary for all of the confusing NICU terms that'll get thrown your way. The journal consists of 60 days worth of daily tracking and journal pages. 

Product Details

  • Dimensions: 6" x 9" 
  • 264 total pages 
  • Hard, Glossy Cover 
  • Full color 
  • Undated so you can use it anytime 
  • Packaged in keepsake box

A Peek of the Inside

 

 Inspirational Quote Pages

 

 

  Daily Journal Pages

 

 

 

 

How to Use It

This journal should be used daily for 60 days or for the length of your NICU stay. Use it to keep track of daily progress notes as well as the activities you do with your baby each day? Keep track of how you're feeling and one thing you do for yourself every day. In addition to the daily progress pages, you'll find 2 blank journal pages for moms to write their thoughts and feelings down. Flip through the journal to find special photo pages of you and your baby. There's also a special section dedicated for your favorite doctors and nurses to write your family special notes. 

Our Goal + Rewards

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for this campaign in 60 days. The money raised will go towards printing the journals, NICU Survival Kits, and shipping the rewards. Any amount of $10,000 will go towards creating survival kits for mamas.

Want to donate but not sure who to donate them to? We're here to help! We have a special form on our site where names of NICU moms can be submitted to receive a donation. Just donate any amount you feel comfortable with and we'll make sure that your donation benefits a NICU mom.

Our milestone cards were specially created for families to keep track of those milestone moments. With a certain pledge amount, you'll receive your Milestone Card set of choice in keepsake packaging.

Yellow Set of Firsts (12 cards)
Yellow Set of Firsts (12 cards)

  

Blue Set of Firsts (16 cards)
Blue Set of Firsts (16 cards)

 

Animal Set of Firsts (16 cards)
Animal Set of Firsts (16 cards)

About Mamas of The NICU

We aim to help moms cope with their time in the NICU by providing journals and care packages to NICU moms, connecting them with past NICU moms as mentors, and providing an outlet through a blog with information and past experiences.

About Bianca Dottin Ferrell

Bianca Dottin is a lifestyle and travel blogger based in Orlando, FL. She is the mama to a 6-year-old daughter and a 34wk preemie who gained his angel wings at just 6 months old. Bianca is also the Founder of Mamas of The NICU. Through her blog and organization, Bianca has become a voice for premature birth, NICU moms, and life after baby loss.

Follow Along + Spread The Word

Follow along and help us spread the word about our mission and empowering NICU journals for moms. 

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Risks and challenges

Our journals are ready to print! They've been tested and reviewed by NICU mamas and nurses alike. The printer is ready to go. Once our campaign is fully funded, the journals should be printed and ready to ship within 8 weeks.

However, there may be unforeseen delays at the printer but our printer comes highly recommended and is expected to be on time.

My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting this passion project or ours. Not only is it helping to keep our baby boy's memory alive but it's helping mamas like me get through one of the toughest journeys they'll ever experience with this keepsake journal.

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    MICRO PREEMIE

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    MAMA'S MEMORIES

    Give mama everything she needs to document those precious memories in the NICU, track her daily self care activities, and journal her thoughts and feelings.

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- (60 days)