So now your a parent of a Premature Baby!

No one ever told you it would be this hard, having a baby prematurely is heartbreaking.

The excitment and expectations of having a baby getting to hug and hold them being able to feed, bath, dress and take them home when you get discharged has all changed now.


Your baby is now in NICU/SCN attached to monitors & machines, so small & fragile and you have soo many emotions going through you, you are wishing & Praying your baby will be OK but you don't know what to do, how to help or understand the medical terminology the doctors and nurses are saying...

We're here to help!!!

We were once in your shoes & our babies in you baby's bed...

No one ever expects to have a baby born Prematurely & when we do we never expected this...

Congratulations on your Precious Prem, take a moment to take that in...

You are now a Parent to a precious tiny baby, so brittle & small, but they are such a fighter a show so much strength.


There are so many highs and lows through this journey and you will experience every emotion more than once and often all of them at once.

That is completely normal! You can do this and you will! you have a little you in there who needs. Dont be scared to express your emotions and talk about your feelings, because when you do you feel so much better, your head is clearer and you can get the support you need.

 

Are you stuck on understanding what your doctors are saying ? Find our easy to use NICU terms and diagnosis to the left of this page to go into easy explanations of exactly what that word means.

Please note video is of a real baby born Prematurely and a real ICU team in the first minutes of life.