Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Doctor Shares Stories from New Book


Dr. Sue Hall, Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Stormont Vail shared stories from her new book, For the Love of Babies: one doctor’s stories about life in the neonatal intensive care unit on January 8, 2012 at the library.

Participants heard about the challenges faced by premature babies at birth and beyond and learned how to support parents with babies in the NICU.

Recommended reading for those interested in Neonatal Intensive Care

Doctor memoirs about Neonatal ICU

For the love of Babies: One Doctor’s Stories about life in the Neonatal ICU by Sue L. Hall, M.D.

Almost home: stories of hope and the human spirit in the Neonatal ICU by Christine Gleason

Premature babies

The Preemie Primer by Jennifer Gunter

The Premature Baby Book: everything you need to know about your premature baby from birth to age one by William Sears

Preemies: the essential guide for parents of premature babies by Dana Wechsler Linden

Parental memoirs about NICU experience

A Pound of Hope by Michele Munro Kemper

This Lovely Life: a memoir of premature motherhood by Vicki Forman

Knowing Jesse: a mother’s story of grief, grace and everyday bliss by Marianne Leone

Half-baked: the story of my nerves, my newborn and how we both learned to breathe by Alexa Stevenson

Coping with the NICU experience

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Post-Partum Depression by Brooke Shields

The Anatomy of Hope: how people prevail in the face of illness by Jerome Groopman

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner


Volume 1: Your premature baby: Preemie basics & medical care (Injoy, 2008)

Volume 2: Your premature baby: Interacting with & feeding your preemie (Injoy, 2008)

Volume 3: Your premature baby: Going home (Injoy, 2008)

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Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.