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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. Buy Once Upon A Preemie now, you don’t want to miss out!

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A New Look At Preemie Life


Once Upon a Preemie is a short inspirational book that is written for parents whose children were born prematurely, and had a NICU stay. The book is a bed side companion to support any parent who faces the roller coaster ride of nurturing a preemie baby in the hospital until they go home. Once Upon A Preemie offers encouraging messages of hope, faith, and love.

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Jenné Johns, MPH is a first time author of, “Once Upon A Preemie”. As an advocate for healthy lifestyles, childhood obesity prevention, and reducing healthcare disparities, Jenné found herself advocating for the needs of her son who was born prematurely. Although Jenné had a decade of experience working in the health field, this was not enough to prepare her for the life changing experience of nurturing her micro-preemie son out of the NICU. She wrote, “Once Upon a Preemie” to motivate, encourage, and inspire parents whose children land in the NICU. She hopes this book uplifts families during the most fragile time of parenthood.

Jenné holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Ecology Nutrition from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Jenné has lived in Philadelphia, Maryland, and New York City. She loves traveling and has been to many states in the US, Africa, Europe, Canada, and frequents the Caribbean Islands. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA and loves being a mother.



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Here’s what readers have to say:

“As a mother of a daughter who spent two days in the NICU before I was able to take her home, I loved Jenné’s interpretation of the life of a preemie. For many parents who are going through the stress of dealing with the ups and downs of watching their preemie grow and develop from a place of such fragility, the spiritual tone of the book is a great comfort and a reminder that babies are so much stronger than we think. Beautifully done!” — Julian B. Kiganda


“I have been blessed with three beautiful Preemie Babies and oh how
wonderful it would have been to have this book available to read to my little ones while rocking them in the NICU. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be a very overwhelming experience; it is however, very comforting to know that Once Upon a Preemie will now be available to parents to provide hope, encouragement and an amazing opportunity to bond with their child in a more meaningful way.” — Mocha Ochoa-Nana, The Oracle Group


“When you realize that you are going to deliver prematurely, your world turns upside down. You begin on a journey of the unknown – one that can filled with many joys and sometimes heartache. It is important to never lose hope while your baby is in the NICU and it is also helpful to feel like you are somehow contributing to the well-being of your baby. I love this book because it uplifts, inspires and it provides hope for the future. Have fun reading this to your baby. Well done, Jenne Johns! Welcome to motherhood…” –Dr. Rhonda Johnson

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Contact Jenné Johns for orders over 25 books and for international sales at hi@onceuponapreemie.com.

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