Having a hospitalized child can be scary and stressful for parents, especially when that child is a newborn. Between raising a family, working and coping with a hospitalized infant, self-care is often not the first thing that comes to mind for a parent.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, we speak with Karina Ousley, a clinical social worker in CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Diana Hurtado, coordinator for the March of Dimes NICU Family Support program at CHOC, and Marla Dorsey, patient- and family-centered care coordinator, about the importance of NICU parents practicing self care.
CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.
- Olivia was unexpectedly born two months premature and spent the first seven months of her life in the CHOC Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The more music therapy sessions ...
- Lily’s big sister, Makenna loved her before she was even born. Seeing the way CHOC’s rehabilitation services team cared for Lily inspired her to give back.
- Rosie credits CHOC Children’s for giving her premature babies, Clarissa and David, the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.