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“On behalf of The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, I congratulate you for the outstanding work you have done with and for NICU families. The standards you have created in the Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents will...Read More
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Burnout is widespread among both NICU nurses, neonatologists, and other caregivers. As many as 40% of hospital nurses exhibit symptoms of burnout ¹ and rates of burnout reported by healthcare workers in 44 NICUs ranged from 7.5% to 54.4%, with rates being higher in...Read More
Hynan MT & Hall SL. "Introduction: Psychosocial Program Standards for NICU Parents." J Perinatol Supplement Dec. 2015.
In January 2014, the National Perinatal Association convened a broad group of nearly 50 thought leaders and stakeholders. We came together with the common purpose of improving the level of psychosocial support provided to NICU parents – as well as improving training and support for those who provide care in NICUs. The resulting recommendations were published in December 2015. Learn about our process and the recommendations we developed here.
If your baby is in the NICU, you are likely to experience a range of emotions. While parents are excited to welcome their babies to the world, we often struggle with complicated and contradictory emotions surrounding their births. Use this website to understand and explore your feelings as you adjust to your new role as a NICU parent. Find resources here to help you become more involved in your baby’s care and more aware of what you can do to strengthen your bond.
If you work in a NICU—whether as a neonatologist, nurse practitioner, bedside nurse, neonatal therapist, or other staff—you have experienced firsthand how stressful it can be to care for tiny, fragile babies whose lives may hang in the balance. Those babies’ parents are experiencing stress as well, and need your support. Search our resources to help you improve your care and support of parents and your own NICU staff here.