Jennifer Degl

Author of From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds.

Jennifer Degl

Mahopac, NY


Jennifer Degl started a journal the night her baby was born. Five months later, instead of writing in her journal, she read every page. That’s when she knew she had to tell this story. Her reasons for writing her book “From Hope to Joy” are fourfold:
So her daughter will always know how strong she is.
So her sons will eventually understand their little sister’s story.
So families faced with a complicated pregnancy may have hope.
So all those who love a micro preemie know that even the tiniest human beings can survive – and thrive.
In her memoir, Jennifer recounts the struggles and triumphs of her journey: from the decision to have another child, to the birth of her micro preemie at twenty-three weeks, and this tiny girl’s fight to survive.

To provide hope to women struggling with high-risk pregnancies, encourage expectant mothers to educate themselves before electing cesarean deliveries, provide families of premature babies a realistic look at what lies ahead in their NICU journey, and show that miracles can happen, and hope can turn into joy.

Send an autographed Book as a Gift

  • Send a copy of From Hope to Joy to a loved one in need of hope and inspiration, or donate a copy to your local NICU.
  • Jennifer will send a personalized copy of her book as a gift! Each book will have a personal message from Jennifer written on the inside cover and will be signed. Each book will be gift wrapped in purple wrapping paper. Please provide the names of the parents and/or baby and provide a brief explanation so that the message is appropriate. Or, you can choose to just send an autographed book without a message. Here’s How

Services we provide


Jennifer Degl helps fragile families find the emotional support they need to thrive.



Resources regarding high-risk pregnancy, bedrest, navigating the NICU, life after the NICU, as well as bereavement can be found on Jennifer’s website, bog, and numerous press & blog posts.



Jennifer Degl is an active advocate in the preemie community. Information about  upcoming events and fundraisers can be easily found by visiting her website.

Frequently Asked Questions


In this section, you will find questions that are frequently asked about Jennifer Degl. If you have a question about Jennifer Degl, her mission, or want to know more, please feel free to contact Preemie Parent Alliance and we will make sure your questions are answered promptly.

What kind of families do you work with?

Jennifer Degl works with the most fragile of families – those who have experienced a premature birth.

What year were you established?

Jennifer Degl’s memoir “From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds” was published in 2013 but has been passionate about helping educate others about prematurity since the traumatic birth of her micro-preemie.

What is your organization classification?

Jennifer Degl’s organization is classified as a for-profit. Her book can be purchased from her website.

What is the geographical reach of your organization?

Jennifer Degl supports families Internationally through her numerous media outlets.

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