Trauma of the NICU with Dr. Leslie Butterfield
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Trauma of the NICU with Dr. Leslie Butterfield

  • Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center

Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D. will join us to talk about PTSD, depression, and other perinatal mood disorders common in preemie parents. She will help guide our conversation and give us some tools in a little "group therapy" session.

March of Dimes
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

March of Dimes

  • Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center

Please join Seattle Parents of Preemies for the upcoming 2017 Greater Puget Sound - March For Babies event! We are honored and excited to walk through the streets of Seattle in support of the March of Dimes and their efforts to eradicate prematurity! Last year, we had an amazing turnout of 18 families (over 40 members) on our team. Let’s make our team even bigger this year! We would love to you have as part of our team!

My Preemie Development and Me with Dr. Kendell German
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

My Preemie Development and Me with Dr. Kendell German

  • Swedish First Hill Campus

As children hit milestone ages we expect certain developmental areas to be met. Does that same expectation fit with preemie & NICU children? What do we do when we have concerns about development in the areas of growth, cognitive & psychological function, learning issues, behavior?

Join us as we discuss this topic and address any of your concerns with Dr. Kendell German, MD,

Caring Together without being Torn Apart
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Caring Together without being Torn Apart

  • EvergreenHealth

Having a preemie or medically fragile child comes with its own set of challenges. As parents, we often neglect the relationships that mean the most to us in order to survive the next day or week

Seattle Parents of Preemies - SEATTLE
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Seattle Parents of Preemies - SEATTLE

  • Swedish Medical Center - First Hill

We know you are busy!  We also know how important it is to take some time for yourself.  Join us for a friendly getting to know one another event!

Pregnancy after Prematurity with Perinatologist Dr. Robin deRegt, MD
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

Pregnancy after Prematurity with Perinatologist Dr. Robin deRegt, MD

  • Evergreen Hospital Medical Center (TAN Building - Room 121)

Making the decision to have another baby after you've had a preemie is not a one that comes easy.  It's a topic that is fraught with concern.  It's a new year and if you're contemplating what your future family will look like, this highly sought after event is for you!

 

Dr. Robin DeRegt from Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine will join us to discuss growing your family after you've had a preemie.  She will address what to consider when making the decision and talk about her experience as a provider on outcomes.

Preemie Parenthood with UW Medicine's Dr. Amritha Bhat
Nov
3
7:00 pm19:00

Preemie Parenthood with UW Medicine's Dr. Amritha Bhat

  • EvergreenHealth Medical Center (TAN Building - Room 119 )

Do you wish you had more emotional support? Are there things that someone in the professional community (NICU, Medical Docs, Specialists) could have done to better equip you emotionally as a preemie parent? Do you still struggle?

Is there something you can name that would have helped you? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please be sure to join us and share your story. Your attendance will help shape the future of improved Maternal Child Mental Health services in Washington State and help other preemie families who will someday find themselves traveling the road of Preemie Parenthood. 

The Pyschology of Feeding with Dr. Danielle Dolezal
Oct
19
7:15 pm19:15

The Pyschology of Feeding with Dr. Danielle Dolezal

  • Swedish Medical Center

We are honored to welcome Dr. Danielle Dolezal, PhD, BCBA-D as she joins us for an informative night about helping children and families who struggle with feeding difficulties.

Her talk is entitled, “It Takes a Village: How a family and team can come together to help children who struggle with feeding difficulties.”

Get Your Preemie to Sleep - SEATTLE
Sep
21
7:00 pm19:00

Get Your Preemie to Sleep - SEATTLE

  • Swedish Medical Center - First Hill

Getting your preemie baby to sleep can be a challenge!  Join Seattle Preemies as we visit with Julie Kennedy a certified sleep coach to learn tips and tricks on how to finally get your baby to sleep.

Play Date - Edmonds
Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Play Date - Edmonds

  • Meadowdale Beach Park

Description:

We will walk the 1 mile nature trail through the forest down to the beach! Bring shoes for walking on the trail and attire for the beach & getting wet if weather permits! Bring a lunch!

How to Find Us:

Meet in the parking lot, I’ll have the Seattle Parents of Preemies sign on my navy blue Subaru!

About the Park:

Stroll through the park's corridor on a one mile long nature trail. Experience the sounds of the adjacent tumbling stream as it weaves its way through the giant trees of the old forest. The stream, which is home to various aquatic life, including fresh water fish and migrating salmon, forms a small marine estuary as it empties into Puget Sound. View various bird species in their natural habitat on a hike through the forest. Or comb the beaches (see below for beach access updates) and enjoy the breathtaking views of the distant Olympic Mountains.Meadowdale Beach Park is 108 acres. It is beautiful, but delicate, and not impervious to humans and natural calamity. Its care and preservation are imperative to wildlife and the balance of people with nature is not possible without vigilance.

http://snohomishcountywa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Meadowdale-Beach-Park-56

Play Date - EDMONDS
Aug
22
11:30 am11:30

Play Date - EDMONDS

  • Meadowdale Beach Park

Take a stroll with us through the park's corridor on a one mile long nature trail. Experience the sounds of the adjacent tumbling stream as it weaves its way through the giant trees of the old forest.

Share Your Story - SEATTLE
Aug
17
7:00 pm19:00

Share Your Story - SEATTLE

  • Swedish Medical Center - First Hill

Come join us and share your pregnancy/NICU/birth story!  You will be amazed how much it helps to share with others who understand. The more you share, the easier it becomes (it's a process called desensitization).

Play Date - LYNNWOOD
Aug
11
11:30 am11:30

Play Date - LYNNWOOD

  • Wilcox Park

Join us for a casual preemie play date at Wilcox park. Great for the whole family. Moms, Dads and kids of all ages can enjoy this park as it has a play structure for older children and the tot lot with swings and a small sandbox for the babies.

Share Your Story - EASTSIDE
Aug
8
7:00 pm19:00

Share Your Story - EASTSIDE

  • EvergreenHealth

Come join us and share your pregnancy/NICU/birth story!  You will be amazed how much it helps to share with others who understand. The more you share, the easier it becomes (it's a process called desensitization).

Play Date - MONROE
Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

Play Date - MONROE

  • Skykomish River Park

Join us for a fun day at the park, kids can enjoy playing on the playground and in the field, there is a one mile loop for those that would like to walk, feel free to bring a picnic lunch!

Family Picnic
Jul
23
5:00 pm17:00

Family Picnic

  • Lewis Creek Park

We are excited to host our first family picnic!  This is a great, private picnic site for our use and there is a large grassy area where kids and parents can play together!

There should be ample parking available and the picnic site has two shelters available. There is a restroom on site.

Self Care for the Preemie Parent
Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

Self Care for the Preemie Parent

  • EvergreenHealth (TAN Building)

Self Care for the Preemie Parent. Having a preemie can be a very a diffcult and traumatic experience. Many parents struggle with depression, anxiety, or PTSD after the NICU journey. Join us as Laurie Slater, LMFT, PhD comes to talk about this important topic: caring for yourself when you've experienced trauma. Not struggling currently or maybe you've already learned skills/methods to calm yourself? Then please come and share how you coped and cared for yourself in the darker moments of your family's journey. 

Play Date - EDMONDS
Jul
6
12:00 pm12:00

Play Date - EDMONDS

  • Edmonds City Park

Cool off with the kids at Edmonds' new splash pad water park! This is a beautiful park to enjoy getting to know each other whether its splashing in the water,  picnicking under a tree in the shade, grass crawling or playing on the new gymnasium and swings! Bring the sunblock and whatever else will make you comfortable. (we have seen people bring shade tents, chairs, etc.) Hope to see you there!! 

Play Date - POULSBO
Jun
23
1:00 pm13:00

Play Date - POULSBO

  • Poulsbo Marine and Science Center

Enjoy a ferry ride, visit the aquarium/science center, play at the water front, shop at the kid stores & eat at the bakery!

Play Date - BELLEVUE
Jun
23
10:30 am10:30

Play Date - BELLEVUE

  • Wilburton Hill Park

Join us for some fun in the sun with your little one!  We will be at Wilburton Hill Park in Bellevue.  Worried about how to locate us, look for the Seattle Parents of Preemies sign.

Play Date - SEATTLE
Jun
15
11:00 am11:00

Play Date - SEATTLE

  • Green Lake Park

Join us for a fun play date at the Green Lake Playground! This playground is across from Starbucks; parents can drink coffee while the kids play! Meeting location will first be at the playground; look for Sarah and a Seattle Parents of Preemies Sign there!

Mom's Pie Night
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Mom's Pie Night

  • Shari's Restaurant

Let’s get together for a fun night and enjoy a slice (or two!) of pie! Shari’s has a full menu so there will be lots of food and drink options to choose from. They will have a large table/area for us to talk about anything we wish; come with any questions you might have.

Play Date - EVERETT
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Play Date - EVERETT

  • McCollum Pioneer Park

Join us for a 4 mile walk on the North Creek Trail (or however far we get!), we will walk south to the Town Center for a coffee break and then back to the start! The path is good for kids who can walk as well as strollers and carriers. After the walk the kids can play on the playground! Feel free to bring a picnic lunch!

Play Date - SEATTLE
Jun
7
10:30 am10:30

Play Date - SEATTLE

  • Greenlake Playground

Join us for a fun play date at the Greenlake Playground! This playground is across from Starbucks; parents can drink coffee while the kids play! Meeting location will first be at the playground; look for Sarah and a Seattle Parents of Preemies Sign there!

Play Date in Kirkland
Jun
2
11:00 am11:00

Play Date in Kirkland

  • Rainbow Play Systems Showroom

Join Su Tan and her daughter at the Rainbow Play Systems Showroom for a day of indoor play and what is sure to be tons of fun!

March For Babies - SEATTLE
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

March For Babies - SEATTLE

  • March For Babies - Seattle Center

We walk in order to support the March of Dimes in their efforts to eradicate prematurity and its effects. Together we can help the March of Dimes fight prematurity so more babies can get the strongest start possible.

Early Intervention and Services
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Early Intervention and Services

  • Swedish Medical Center

Early Intervention and Services – does your preemie need a little support? Becky Smith is an Occupational Therapist and the Early Intervention Director of Northwest Center for Kids she will be coming to talk about what NW Center provides for families and red flags to watch for in your preemies.