About Crystal Duffy


Crystal Duffy is an author, teacher, speaker, NICU parent advisor, and mother. Her memoir, Twin to Twin, details her high-risk twin pregnancy and NICU journey. Her traumatic birth experience led her to support other families through her classes: Life After the NICU and Expectant Twins Parents Class.

She is working on her second book, Changing the NICU Conversation, a book highlighting the importance of patient and family centered care and peer-to-peer support for families in the NICU. She travels the country attending healthcare fairs, symposiums, and conferences sharing her “Emotional Tale of Empowerment” to inspire healthcare providers and other families.

“Engaging Parents in Quality Improvement Work in the NICU,” 18th National Neonatal Nurse Conference, September 8, 2018–New Orleans 

“Holding the Hand of a NICU Mom,” NICU Nurse Graduation, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, September 11, 2018–Houston, TX 

“Powerful Patient Partnerships,” OB Residents Communication Seminar, Texas Children’s Hospital, September 26, 2018–Houston, TX

“Mompreneur: Balancing work and motherhood,” Women’s Empower Expo, November 10, 2018–Fort Lauderdale, FL

“Powerful Patient Partnerships: Patient-Centered Care in a High-Risk Twin Pregnancy”, McGovern Medical School, February 1, 2019–Houston, TX

High-Risk Pregnancy

Multiple Gestation Pregnancy

Extended Bedrest

Receiving a Prenatal Diagnosis

Receiving a Terminal Perinatal Diagnosis

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

Loss during Pregnancy

Peer to Peer Support

Improving Communication in the NICU

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