Navigating the NICU

No expectant mom wants to imagine bonding with her newborn in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) instead of a home nursery.  Diana Bullman was faced with that reality when her daughter Juliet was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation.  In this CHOC Radio segment, she and Dana Sperling, a CHOC social worker, offer tips to parents who suddenly find themselves and their little one in the NICU.  Some of the advice includes:

  • Rallying friends and family for support, from making meals to babysitting siblings
  • Openly communicating to your spouse and acknowledging difficult moments
  • Educating yourself on the NICU, from understanding the different monitors to knowing shift changes

Hear more from Diana and Dana in this podcast.

CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.

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