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Jennifer Degl is the founder of Speaking for Moms & Babies, Inc., an organization that advocates for maternal and neonatal health by lending a parents voice, and the author of two books including From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds and Stuck in Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids...and moms. Jennifer has spoken in front of the United States Congress, the House of Representatives and the New York State Health Department Medicaid Office to encourage the passing of legislation aimed at helping pregnant mothers and premature babies, as well as several maternal and neonatal health conferences. She has also been teaching earth science and biology at her local high school for twenty years.

As a seasoned public speaker, author and blogger, Jennifer is eager to share her experiences with your audience. Contact her to speak at your next fundraiser, conference, or medical training event.


  • Using a NICU Journal as Both a Weapon Against Misunderstanding and an Instrument of Healing
  • What’s Next? What Will Happen Post NICU?
  • How to Foster Positive Relationships with NICU Doctors and Nurses
  • Signs of Delayed Onset PTSD Post NICU and What Can Be Done
  • Ways to Increase Your Baby’s Lung Capacity As They Grow
  • How to Involve Young Siblings In The NICU Experience
  • How to Mentally Survive Pregnancy Induced Bed Rest
  • How to Cope With High-Risk Pregnancy and Remain Optimistic
  • How To Handle 4 Months or More in the NICU
  • Dividing Time Between the NICU and Time with Other Siblings
  • Pumping For a Baby You Can’t Breastfeed
  • Keynote Speaker at the Hope for Accreta Conference in Cleveland, Ohio – October 2017
  • Speaker at 33rd Annual NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) Conference in Providence, Rhode Island – October 2017
  • Speaker and Co-Chair of the “Communication Strategies to Promote a Research Culture” Breakout Session at the 3rd Annual FDA-INC Neonatal Scientific Workgroup in Bethesda, Maryland.- March 2017
  • Keynote Speaker and Parent Panel Expert at the 32nd Annual NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) Conference in Palm Springs, California – October 29, 2016
  • Expert Panel Speaker at the House of Representatives Briefing on Capitol Hill introducing House Bill 5182 (The Promoting Life Saving New Therapies for Neonates Act) on June 22, 2016
  • Expert Panel Speaker at the Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill, introducing Senate Bill S. 2041 (The Promoting Life Saving New Therapies for Neonates Act) on February 22, 2016
  • Keynote/Opening Speaker at Pace 4 Kids fundraiser for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center-held/hosted by Pace University in NY- November 2014
  • Speaker at Author Night at the Katonah Village Library in NY- November 2014
  • Keynote Speaker at Hailey’s Hope Foundation’s fundraiser at Palacio Catering and Conference Center in NY- September 2014
  • Keynote/Opening Speaker for the Westchester County, New York “March for Babies” (over 3,000 people attended) hosted by the March of Dimes-April 2014
  • Keynote speaker at “An Evening of Reflection and Discussion” to raise money for The Tiny Miracles Foundation held at the Westport Arts Center-March 2014
  • Author Night at Mahopac Public Library in NY- December 2013
  • Jennifer has done numerous book signings, book club discussions, and has spoken to many NICU support groups since publishing her book “From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds” in August 2013.

Jennifer has been speaking in front of audiences for over 17 years as a public high school science teacher in NY.