poorly baby in the nicu here’s how mummy can keep her chin up
1.If you are too poorly to take photos yourself after your baby is whisked off to the intensive care unit. Get someone else to do it for you,remember to takes lots and lots of baby pictures in the N.I.C.U.
Not only to treasure baby memories from day one, but to help keep your mind off the fact you will be so frustrated that you cannot hold and cuddle your newborn baby just yet.
2.Try to be involved in the care of your early baby, as soon as the hospital staff say you can do. Not only will it help you bond with baby, but you will feel more in control in some of the care that you can give your ever so tiny baby.Helping to relieve some of the stress caused by traumatic early birth.Plus seeing your little one connected to all the wires etc in the N.I.C.U. room.
3. Don’t bottle up your feelings, nurses can give you good moral support when you need it as well as talking to your partner or other members of your family.You will feel a lot better by sharing your built up emotions with others. The whole experience of having a premature sized infant can leave you with feeling out of your depth.
4.keep an Early Baby Diary.Record every moment good or bad.every milestone your baby reaches as it is one step further to you taking him/her Finally home.
5.Talk to other mums on the ward. You may be surprised, as well other new mums sharing their experience with you,and giving each other moral support, it also can be a way of generating new friends with mums of premature babies,which could even develop lifelong friendships between your premature children.
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