Today is World Prematurity Day. 1 in 10 babies are born premature worldwide. In Canada, that’s an estimated 390, 000 #preemies yearly.
For families with a newborn in the #NICU the challenges are very different than having baby at home. Household tasks & working revolve around medical schedules, pumping, sterilizing, eating, sleeping and trips back & forth from the hospital. Parents are barely home and quickly become physically and mentally exhausted.
For families & friends of parents with a preemie, consider offering specific help. Offering rides to the hospital, care for other siblings, meal preparation in disposible containers, and gifting professional services to help the familiy transition home with baby. Sometimes respecting their space and checking in to let them know you are there for them is what they need most.
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