• Micropreemie born at 23 weeks in 2001 graduates high school

    Courtney Jackson was born at only 23 weeks in 2001, weighing just over a pound with only about eight teaspoons of blood in her body. Doctors gave her a 50 percent chance of survival. Today, she's a healthy young adult. Video courtesy of the Today Show, NBC.

  • Parent Blog: Samantha Conger

    Lincoln and London Conger, photo

    "Our twins were born in Bettendorf and transferred within hours to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)." – Samantha

  • Parent Blog: Megan Herrig

    Hallie Herrig, photo

    "The staff treated our twin girls and the rest of our family with compassion. We were always informed of what was going on with our girls’ care." – Megan

  • Parent Blog: Stacey Regennitter

    Regennitter kids, photo

    Noelle, Jakob, Jarred and Rebeckah were born at 30 weeks gestation.

  • Parent Blog: Megan Runde

    Libby Runde, photo

    "I was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for preterm labor. Libby was delivered by emergency C-section at 26 weeks and had a blood transfusion on her first day of life." – Megan

  • Parent Blog: Hannah Kooi

    Colt Kooi, photo

    "We received wonderful care from all of our doctors and nurses. There is nowhere else we would have wanted to deliver and have Colt cared for." – Hannah

  • Parent Blog: Tara Von Ahsen

    Nolan Von Ahsen, photo

    “They see you at your most vulnerable moments, when you’re crying, scared, nervous, AND happy. They don’t HAVE to, but they go above and beyond to show they care.” Tara’s son Nolan was born with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, a rare genetic syndrome.

  • Parent Blog: Katelyn Kelch

    McKinley Kelch, photo

    "We knew we were right where we were supposed to be and that UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital was the best place for us." – Katelyn Kelch

  • Parent Blog: Brad Dudley

    Ryne Dudley, photo

    "The friendliness of the staff and the genuine care for our son made our 97-day stay as good as it could be. We wouldn't have traded it for anywhere - or anyone - else." – Brad

  • Parent Blog: Kimberly Peper

    Alisa Peper, photo

    Our daughter, Ailsa, had a duodenal atresia, which is a bowel obstruction, before she was born.