When the baby is a preemie or a sick baby in the hospital it can be incredibly stressful for the parents. Yes, NICU moms are struggling, like all moms they dreamed of snuggling their babies all the time, but instead, they have to wait and ask permission to touch or cuddle their own baby. NICU moms feel isolated and not understood; they would really love their family and friends to help them out during this time.
Many premature baby parents feel overwhelmed, powerless, guilty, traumatized, hopeful, longing to be with their baby and worried. It’s a mixture of emotion and roller coaster situation for them.