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Getting Help When Baby Is in the NICU

The best medicine for your personal mental health is support from friends, family, health care providers and others. Do not be afraid to talk to others who have had premature infants. They can be a wealth of knowledge and support.

Do not be afraid to talk to the other parents who are going through this experience in the NICU at the same time as you. In addition to providing an emotional outlet, other families may have that one piece of information about a test that your baby needs.

You may also be able to find a support group in your area through the local March of Dimes or other organizations dedicated to the support of families of preemies.

Preemie Parents: Recovering from Baby’s Premature Birth. Lisa McDermott-Perez, et al. Copyright© (2007) by Lisa McDermott-Perez. Reproduced with persmission of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Perinatal mood disorders are treatable. But first you have to ask for help.

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