Recognizing the educational and support needs of perinatal providers, family advocates, and parent leadersNICU Parent Network has partnered with the National Perinatal Association’s (NPA) Family Advocacy Network to host a series of webinars.


Skin-to-Skin Contact After Birth: So Many Reasons Why It Matters

How a baby is welcomed into the world matters. There is much research-based evidence to support the importance of keeping mothers and newborns together. Helping parents and babies connect through skin-to-skin contact is worth the effort needed to make it happen.

About Our Presenter: Raylene Phillips, MD, IBCLC

Dr. Phillips’ primary areas of interest are mother-infant attachment, breastfeeding education and support, and Neuroprotective Family-Centered Developmental Care of premature infants in the NICU. 

After raising three children as a stay-at-home mother, Dr. Phillips received a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, became NIDCAP certified as an Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis. Dr. Phillips is now a neonatologist at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in S. California as well as the Medical Director of Neonatal Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Phillips is the immediate Past President of NPA.

For 2020, we’ve produced a series of webinars based on the National Perinatal Association’s Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents

Enjoy FREE Access to NPN + FAN Global Webinar Series 

Worldwide Webinar Series - Australia

Kylie Pussell, Miracle Babies Foundation

Worldwide Webinar Series - Canada

Fabiana Cacchini, Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

Worldwide Webinar Series - Brazil

Simone Rosito, Instituto Pequenos Grandes Guerreiros

Worldwide Webinar Series - Gambia

Habi Bah
Little Survivor of the Gambia

Worldwide Webinar Series - Ireland

Mandy Daly, Irish Neonatal Health Alliance


Supporting Families & Legal Liabilities

Lisa Moore, The Moore Firm
Erin Whaley, Troutman Sanders

Prematurity Awareness Author Panel

Jennifer Degl, Ali Dunn, Dr. Sue Hall, Andy Male, & Jennifer Moyer

Skin-to-Skin Contact After Birth: So Many Reasons Why It Matters

Dr. Raylene Philips

Voices of Prematurity

Deb Discenza, Jennifer Driscoll,
Jenne Johns, & Stacey Porter

NPN + FAN Webinar Series

Access to the webinars is complimentary for Members as part of your membership benefits. Non-members can join in the live presentations and view recorded versions for a $20 fee.


Members can reach the all-access webinar library through MemberCONNECT.

Our second webinar was A Roadmap for Improving Your NICUwhere Sue Hall, MD & Kristy Love, a parent support program leader,  illustrated how to use the NPA’s Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents to effectively advocate for change at your hospital.  Unfortunately, Due to unforeseen circumstances, this webinar was not recorded. Please click on the link below to view information on NPA’s Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents.

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The NICU Parent Network hosts a quarterly webinar series in partnership with the National Perinatal Association (NPA). Subscribe to receive information about future webinars in our collaborative series.

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