When imagining your life with a new baby, you probably didn't have thoughts of a prolonged hospital stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Parents and family members of a baby requiring an intensive care stay often face anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, or complicated grief during the NICU stay or after.
You're not alone. In fact, these feelings and health consequences have a name: Post-Intensive Care Syndrome – Family (PICS-F).
This is a place where you can share your NICU experience. You may wish to post a reflection, a current challenge you're going through, or your story about your infant's hospitalization. Pull up a chair, meet others and introduce yourself.