Episode 1: A Life of Purpose

In this episode:

  • Kelli speaks about her own NICU experience when her son, Jackson, was born at 24 weeks.
  • What is anticipatory grief and how it impacted her in the NICU.
  • What is insecure infant-mother attachment?
  • The importance of communication between NICU staff and NICU parents
  • How the trauma of a NICU stay can cause PTSD and negative social impacts
  • What are the six primary needs of the NICU parent?
  • What are four supportive behaviors of NICU professionals?
  • Interdisciplinary guidelines for psychosocial support services for NICU parents

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