About Susan Selby


Holding Tiny Hands

Susan Selby holds a Master of Science in Education from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Iowa State University. When Susan is not spending time with her family, she is a program consultant for the Iowa Department of Education specializing in federal programming with a focus on family & community engagement. 

Susan is Mom to Jack, a 25-weeker born in 2006 and Thomas, a 28-weeker born in 2009. Both deliveries were triggered by HELLP Syndrome, a rare and severe form of preeclampsia. 


“Relationships” is not another thing; it’s the only thing.

Pregnancy after Prematurity
Perinatal Mental Health (PPD, PTSD, ASD, etc)
Family-Centered Care: Aspects That Were Missing
Family Centered Care:  How it Helped
How to Foster Positive Relationships with NICU Doctors and Nurses
Interaction with a Doctor That Could Have Been Better
Interaction with a Nurse That Could Have Been Better
Positive Interaction with a Doctor
Positive Interaction with a Nurse
Life After the NICU: Caring for a Former Preemie – Age 10+
Life After the NICU: Caring for a Special Needs Child
Life After the NICU: Discharge Planning
Life After the NICU: Managing Multiple Specialists
Life After the NICU: Transitioning into School Years
Life After the NICU: Maximizing your Early Intervention Experience
Disease-Specific: HELLP Syndrome
Peer to Peer Support

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