About Natalie Gordon
NICU Helping Hands
Natalie Gordon is a Program Facilitator for NICU Helping Hands in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2013, she began working in both the antepartum unit and NICU at Baylor All Saints Medical Center.
Today, she serves as NICU Helping Hands Program Facilitator in Cook Children’s Medical Center NICU and in Cook’s NEST Clinic.
Natalie also works alongside NICU staff to improve services to families.
Natalie has spoken at local and national conferences about the parent experience.
Natalie is a wife and is the mother to Alexis (16) and Lola and Landry who were born in 2009 at just 24 weeks gestation.
When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
– Alexander Den Heijer
PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Innara Health Webinar, July 2018, Preparing The NICU Family For Discharge.
NICU Helping Hands Parent Support Sessions, weekly, Topics include but not limited to: Adjusting to the NICU, Being a NICU Parent, Building Your NICU Support System, Being Part of Your Baby’s NICU Care Team, and Celebrating NICU Milestones to name a few.
NICU Staff Education at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Bi-Monthly, The NICU Parent and PTSD.
Preemie Parent Alliance Summit, September 2017, Emotional Work and Home Life: Balancing Your Wellness Wheel.
National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Conference, October 2016, Going Home: Emotional Times.
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Conference, June 2016, Inside the Preemie Parents Perspective: Addressing the Special Needs of a Diverse Population.
Preemie Parent Alliance (PPA) Summit, October 2015, The 9%: Why Resuscitate 22 Week Infants.
Perinatal Nursing Institute (PNI) Conference, April 2014, Looking Inside the NICU Parent Experience…How NICU Staff Can Help.
National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) conference, May 2013, The Preemie Parent Experience: Workshop with the Preemie Parent Alliance (PPA).
Multiple Gestation Pregnancy
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
Interaction with a Social Worker That Could Have Been Better
Positive Interaction with a Doctor
Positive Interaction with a Nurse
Positive Interaction with a Social Worker
Life After the NICU: Managing Durable Medical Equipment and/or Home Nursing
Life After the NICU: Pursuing Education after a NICU Experience
Life After the NICU: Discharge Planning
Life After the NICU: Managing Multiple Specialists
Life After the NICU: Transitioning into School Years
Life After the NICU: Maximizing your Early Intervention Experience
Life After the NICU: Developmental Care
Peer to Peer Support
Improving Communication in the NICU