Episode 9: The Father’s Perspective: What New Dads Need to Know

In this episode

Studies now find that NICU fathers are at higher risk of developing postpartum depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD. In this episode, Kelli talks candidly with three NICU dads:

  • Michael Kelley, father to Jackson, a micropreemie born at 24 weeks and Lauren, a late-term preemie born at 34 weeks
  • Scott Whitaker, father to Luke, who was born at 36 weeks and suffered intrauterine growth restriction and necrotizing entercolitis
  • Michael Beatty, father to Liam, born at 30 weeks


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