Caring for parents and familiesCCaring for parents and familiesCaring for parents and familiesEnglishNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZThe Reverend Michael Marshall, M. Div. M12.000000000000040.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the immediate experience of neonatal intensive care, which is a very emotional, physical, and practical challenge for parents and families.</p><p>Having a premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is probably one of the most stressful events any family, and any relationship, can go through. Although the vast majority of premature babies go on to thrive as normal healthy children, the immediate experience of neonatal intensive care is a very emotional, physical, and practical challenge for all involved.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The wellbeing of a premature baby is the primary focus in the NICU, however health-care professionals can still offer help for parents and families.</li> <li>Staff in the NICU can provide support to parents and families as well as information about government and non-government services.</li> <li>Parents are encouraged to ask for help from hospital, family, friends and any other support groups they may have.</li></ul>
Soins pour les parents et les famillesSSoins pour les parents et les famillesCaring for parents and familiesFrenchNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZThe Reverend Michael Marshall, M. Div. M12.000000000000040.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Renseignez-vous sur l’expérience immédiate des soins intensifs néonataux, qui représente des défis émotionnels, physiques, et pratiques pour les parents et les familles.</p><p>Avoir un bébé prématuré dans l’unité néonatale des soins intensifs est probablement l’une des situations les plus stressantes qu’une famille, et un membre de la famille puissent vivre. Bien qu’une vaste majorité des bébés prématurés finissent par devenir des enfants en santé, l’expérience immédiate des soins intensifs néonataux en est une qui présente des défis émotionnels, physiques et pratiques pour tous les gens concernés.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Bien que l’accent primaire de l’unité néonatale des soins intensifs porte sur le bien-être du bébé prématuré, les professionnels des soins de santé peuvent aider les parents et les familles.</li> <li>Le personnel de l’unité néonatale des soins intensifs peut aider les parents et les familles, ainsi que fournir de l’information au sujet de services gouvernementaux et non gouvernementaux. </li> <li>Les parents sont incités à demander de l’aide aux personnes à l’hôpital, à la famille, aux amis et à tout autre groupe de soutien auquel ils ont accès. </li></ul>

 

 

Caring for parents and families1851.00000000000Caring for parents and familiesCaring for parents and familiesCEnglishNeonatologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZThe Reverend Michael Marshall, M. Div. M12.000000000000040.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the immediate experience of neonatal intensive care, which is a very emotional, physical, and practical challenge for parents and families.</p><p>Having a premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is probably one of the most stressful events any family, and any relationship, can go through. Although the vast majority of premature babies go on to thrive as normal healthy children, the immediate experience of neonatal intensive care is a very emotional, physical, and practical challenge for all involved.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The wellbeing of a premature baby is the primary focus in the NICU, however health-care professionals can still offer help for parents and families.</li> <li>Staff in the NICU can provide support to parents and families as well as information about government and non-government services.</li> <li>Parents are encouraged to ask for help from hospital, family, friends and any other support groups they may have.</li></ul><h2>Get help<br></h2><p>Though the primary focus of the NICU is on the wellbeing of the premature baby, staff at the NICU are aware that having a child in intensive care affects parents and families. Staff are also aware that lowering levels of distress for parents is likely to have a positive effect on the baby. For this reason, all NICUs will have mechanisms in place to help families get through the ups and downs. We believe that all parents and families need support. If you are not immediately offered help, don’t hesitate to ask for it. </p><p>Additionally, depending on where you live, there may be government and non-governmental services, both financial and practical in nature, that exist for exactly these types of unexpected family challenges. The staff at the NICU should be aware of these services and where and how to access them. Again, if you are not immediately offered support in this regard, ask. </p><p>Most families coping with a baby in the NICU have had no time to prepare. Typically, premature births happen unexpectedly. Rather than bringing a healthy full-term baby home, which is itself stressful, these parents find themselves in a complex environment full of anxieties and questions. At the same time, other responsibilities have not gone away. Additionally, the mother of the child has just given birth and, depending on the circumstances, may need a few days longer than would normally be expected to recover, often in another hospital. All practical aspects of this event could not have been anticipated. Forgive yourself for not being prepared. Start asking about who in the hospital, government, and church, and which friends and family can help, and in what ways. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/caring_for_parents_and_families.jpgCaring for parents and families

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