Diagnosed with cervical shortening, Rachel Avery Conley from America knew she was going to give birth prematurely. With her pregnancy joy clouded by risks of miscarraige and potential premature birth Rachel made the time to research. Kangaroo Care stood out to Rachel as a key treatment to help premies thrive. Upon the birth of her son Lucas, who spent his first night in the NICU, Rachel insisted that her husband be the first to hold their young infant and form a bond. The success of Kangaroo Care would continue to influence their NICU experience to come. Read about their story and eight of the benefits of kangaroo cuddles here.