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Why parent support matters…

Posted on Nov 13, 2015

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 getting SO frustrated and just crying…”...

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Why this is so important…

Posted on Nov 13, 2015

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

Posted on Nov 13, 2015

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 pueden hacer los padres de un bebé prematuro en la...

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Support for NICU Staff

Posted on Oct 24, 2015

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 need support, too, in order to minimize our chances...

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