A number of preemie Moms have told stories at the event “Listen to your mother.” Here’s the beginning of an excellent blog post on Preemie Babies 101 on those events:

Each spring, select cities throughout the U.S. and Canada host the annual storytelling show, Listen to Your Mother. Listen to Your Mother is a national series of locally-produced shows in which local writers, authors, storytellers, bloggers, and more take the stage to share their written works on the beauty and the beast that is motherhood.

Since its inception in 2010, many NICU parents have graced the Listen to Your Mother stage. Here we’ve compiled several stories that illustrate the heartbreak, the guilt, the anxiety, but also the hope of being a NICU parent. [Click here for more, and to see the videos of the readings]