Blog: What’s New

Welcome, Parents!

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in What's New | 0 comments

Welcome, Parents!

If your baby is in the NICU, you are likely to experience a range of emotions as you begin to adjust with your situation. While parents are excited to welcome their babies to the world, we often struggle with complicated and contradictory emotions. It isn’t unusual to experience fear, guilt, and even anger that your birth experience isn’t what you’d hoped and now your baby needs critical care. For most us of these difficult emotions begin to resolve over time. For some of us, those emotions can escalate into anxiety, postpartum depression, or...

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Welcome to Support 4 NICU Parents!

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in What's New | 0 comments

Welcome to Support 4 NICU Parents!

Welcome!   The Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents were published in the Journal of Perinatology’s Supplement to the December, 2015 issue. The publication of these recommendations was the product of a two-year long effort by the National Perinatal Association and its partners to outline, define, and describe best practices for the social, psychological, and emotional support of NICU parents – and the professionals who serve them. This website has been created to serve as a  resource...

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Why parent support matters…

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Why parent support matters…

  “Everything was so overwhelming especially at first, that often times I did nothing, but sit there.”   “I’m petrified.  I’m not just anxious, I can hardly function.  I cried for an hour straight today because I feel like I can’t be the mom he needs.”   “I so appreciated the social worker sitting me down and talking honestly with me about postpartum depression and the fact that my risks were skyrocketed, just WALKING through those NICU doors.”   “I remember...

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Why this is so important…

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Why this is so important…

  “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 provide the critical direction and support these families need and deserve.” – Professor Jeannette Milgrom, University of Melbourne President, Marcé Society of Perinatal Mental...

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Recursos en Español

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Recursos en Español

  Estos son algunos de nuestros recursos favoritos.  Volver a ver una lista cada vez mayor de recursos en español. Conociendo a su bebé: Una guía del desarrollo para los proveedores de servicios y para los padres de los graduados de NICU – “Este manual se desarrolló para ayudarles a los padres, padres adoptivos temporales y a las personas que  cuidan a los bebés a aprender cómo se comunican los bebés que tienen problemas médicos y los que han nacido prematuros…”  VIDEO Bebés prematuros en la UCIN: cómo pueden ayudar los padres – “Lo que...

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Support for NICU Staff

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Support for NICU Staff

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 non-physicians. ² Neonatologists are not immune to burnout, though. One study of 110 neonatologists found that 30% experienced high burnout and another 60-65% were in the “at risk” range. ³ As NICU staff, we work in one of the highest stress areas of the hospital and we...

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