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.
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