A blog about premature parenthood (from a dad’s perspective)
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- Shattered expectations and trauma: coping and processingMany parents whose babies are born prematurely were not expecting it and do not have a great deal of time to process and accept what happens. Guest author Dr Jenna Brough discusses how to cope with shattered expectations and trauma.
- “It was almost a blur”: Christmas in the NICUFor some families, the only lights this Christmas will be those of the NICU. In this article, Tayla, mum of a 22-weeker, looks back and shares her experience of spending Christmas on a neonatal unit.
- World Prematurity Day 2020: what is it, and why is it important?I’d never heard about World Prematurity Day… until I had premature babies. This is why the day is so important.
- Back to the grind: the agony of returning to work when your babies are in hospitalI’m lucky enough to enjoy my job, but when I returned to work while my sons were in the NICU, I ambled through my role in a state of fugue.
- The coronavirus lockdown gave me a second chance at paternity leaveOut of darkness comes light. It feels almost criminal to even think of this awful situation as a positive in anyone’s life. Yet the coronavirus pandemic and its trail of destruction somehow left the cards stacked in my favour. It gave me the unique opportunity to relive my paternity leave. Or to put it more […]