You are probably feeling grief for the pregnancy & birth that you had hoped for and the difficult road that may lie ahead for your baby. As you watch your baby fight so hard, you feel a complete sense of helplessness while the medical team essentially become your baby’s primary care givers and not you, the parents.
However long or short your stay, it is a difficult time for any parent; there may be extremely challenging days for your baby and NICU can be a very sad place. Having spent almost 5 months (143 days) in the Rotunda Neo-natal Unit with my 25 weeker, I wanted to share some tips on surviving this experience including:
In doing this, my hope is that this will help make things a little easier during your baby’s stay in hospital. Written from a parent’s perspective, the tips can be found here on the blog and are based on what worked for us and summarise some of the good advice we got along the way. We also wanted to share some of the things we wish we had known early on, that might have helped us better navigate this journey.
Wishing you & your warrior baby the very best of luck.