Time to Talk: PTSD the hidden cost of NICU

As this post from The Smallest Things describes, NICU parents’ needs are often not met after their baby’s stay. Your baby constantly tipping between life and death, the constant emotional torture, beeps of the machines can all leave an enduring toll. The ‘usual’ postnatal systems and processes don’t meet these parents’ needs – and this needs to change.

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  1. Menai
    February 6, 2015 at 11:11 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this. I didn’t realise this was affecting me but it does explain a lot. My older daughter was in SCBU and I was expressing and feeding and she was moved without my knowledge resulting in a terrifying situation. My younger one was in NICU. I am an “over-protective” mum who probably hasn’t dealt with some of this. Thank you xxxxxx Hugo’s legacy is helping so many people – I am so proud of you xxx

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    • Leigh Kendall
      February 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Bless you. NICU/SCBU is a terrifying time – it’s not surprising it’s had an enduring effect on you. Thank you for your kind words Menai. Hope you are able to get some appropriate support if you feel you need it xxx

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