Episode 1: You Are Not Alone – Coping with Guilt & Grief in the NICU

In this episode

  • Kelli describes the overwhelming emotions upon meeting her micro preemie son, Jackson, for the first time.
  • What is anticipatory grief and what does it mean for NICU parents?
  • What emotions can parents expect when faced with a NICU experience/meeting their baby for the first time?
  • Different ways in which grief and shame manifest themselves in NICU parents.
  • How moms and dads process guilt/grief differently.

This episode of Hand to Hold’s NICU Now Podcast is sponsored by Prolacta Bioscience®, the pioneer in providing 100% donor milk-based nutrition for premature infants in the NICU. Only Prolacta offers a Human Milk Fortifier made exclusively from 100% donor milk. For more information visit prolacta.com.

For more information on providing nutrition for your NICU baby, download our latest resource, NICU Nurturing and Nutrition. This resource is completely free, courtesy of Prolacta.

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The NICU Now Audio Support Series was made possible through numerous individual donations, a grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and is produced by Hand to Hold, which is solely responsible for its content. Episodes are sponsored in part by Prolacta Bioscience and Huggies. Production by Milam Film Works, and music provided by The Mrs

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