The complete resource for NICU families from admission to discharge and beyond

Pregnancy looks so glorious in celebrities, so it's easy to forget that even celebrities can have babies who need NICU help too. These celebrities can relate in terms of knowing what the NICU is like.



Celebrities With Preemies

John and Jackie Kennedy
The presidential baby, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, was born three weeks early but did not survive due to lack of NICU knowledge and resources. Baby Patrick brought attention to preemies everywhere. Photo: Flickr
Celine Dion
The singer welcomed her set of twin boys in 2010. They were a few weeks early, but both weighed 5 pounds. They stayed in a set of incubators for a few days, but were overall healthy. Photo: Flickr
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
The two actors welcomed their 3 pound son, Jack, 9 weeks early. Jack was in the NICU until he reached 4 pounds 5 ounces. Photo Credit: Disney ABC Television/Flickr
Kate Gosselin
The reality star, Kate Gosselin, had her first set of twins five weeks early as well as her sextuplets ten weeks early. The sextuplets all weighed between two and three pounds. Photo: Getty Images
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
The reality star and singer welcomed their baby girl, North, five weeks early due to Kim's health complications. Photo: Alexis/Flickr
In 2010, the R&B singer welcomed his daughter six weeks early. Although she was introduced to the world early there were no major complications. Photo: Flickr
Julia Roberts
In 2004, the actress welcomed a set of twins born one week early via C-section. Thankfully there were no complications. Photo: Flickr
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
In 2008, the two actors welcomed their set of twins -- Vivienne and Knox. Angelina and Brad knew the risks of having twins delivered early, so Angelina was admitted early to make sure everything went as well as it could have. Photo: Flickr
Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen
The two actors welcomed their set of twins a few weeks early in 2009. Brooke Mueller delivered early due to preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and cholestasis. Photo: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images
Sherri Shepherd
The TV personality struggled to have a baby. However, in 2005 Shepherd got pregnant with twins by in vitro fertilization (IVF.) Shepherd lost one of the twins at 11 weeks and delivered her son early. He experience major complications and was in the NICU for three months.
Melissa Gilbert
In 1995, the American actress welcomed her son, Michael Garret, 12 weeks early. He spent a few days in the NICU dependent on a ventilator and a feeding tube.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
In 2001, the two country singers unexpectedly welcomed their daughter Audrey after finding out her amnionic fluid was extremely low. Audrey was delivered at 32 weeks gestation and is now healthier than ever.
Bethenny Frankel
The reality star welcomed her first child, Bryn, a full month premature in 2010. Thankfully there were no serious complications and Bryn didn't have to be in the hospital too long.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The two actors welcomed their first child in 2015. Although the baby came a few weeks too soon there were no complications that required necessary NICU care.
Sarah Drew
In 2015, the actress welcomed her second child prematurely. Drew suffered from gestational diabetes, which caused complications for her newborn. Her new daughter also developed a lung infection that lead to 11 days in the NICU. Although her daughter faced major complications, Drew says she is completely healthy.
Jamie Anne Allman
In 2014, Allman welcomed her newborn daughter a few weeks early. Although there were no serious complications, her first set of twins who made their appearance into the world in 2013 suffered from serious complications and had to be in the NICU for three months. Both of the twins and the newest member are doing well.

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