Once Upon A Preemie

Once Upon A Preemie supports families who have experienced premature birth or infant loss by providing resources, education, and emotional support.

Once Upon A Preemie

Essington, PA


Once Upon A Preemie is a beautiful new way to look at the life of a preemie baby. It explores the parent and child Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) journey in a unique and uplifting way.

Once Upon A Preemie provides messages of hope, faith, and inspiration to parents who are bedside with their preemie babies in the NICU.

September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month. Make a commitment to inspire hope during this very special month. Raise awareness. Share stories. And rally your supporters to give to NICU families.

In 2014 Project Sweet Peas, the founding organization of this initiative, joined dozens of professional and parent organizations to raise awareness to the challenges faced in the NICU. Ever since, we have encouraged the voices of hundreds of NICU families and heartened efforts to support NICU’s across the country. 

Please consider joining our community of organizations and individuals passionate about making a difference in the lives of these families. 

Will you be hosting an event, fundraiser, or other special initiative? Project Sweet Peas would love to help spread the word. Email us at [email protected] and visit our website at www.nicuawareness.org for more information.

Services we provide


Once Upon A Preemie helps fragile families find the emotional support they need to thrive.



Resources regarding navigating the NICU, your journey home after the NICU, as well as bereavement can be found on the Once Upon A Preemie website.



Once Upon A Preemie is an active member in the prematurity community. Information about how to attend upcoming events and fundraisers can be easily found by visiting their website.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What kind of families do you work with?

Once Upon A Preemie works with the most fragile of families – those who have experienced a premature birth.

What year were you established?

Once Upon A Preemie was started in 2014 so that no family has to endure their NICU journey alone.

What is your organization classification?

Once Upon A Preemie is a for-profit organization

What is the geographical reach of your organization?

Once Upon A Preemie supports families in our local community as well as families throughout world.

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