During your baby's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay, your partner can be your greatest source of support. But there may be times when you find it difficult to deal with each other. The painful feelings so common to the NICU experience can add stress to your relationship. These tips can help you weather the crisis together:
Additional information and support for families with babies in the NICU can be found at Share Your Story, the March of Dimes Web site for NICU families.August 2009
Excerpted from the March of Dimes booklet, "Parent: You & Your Baby in the NICU", written in collaboration with Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D., and Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., authors of "Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey".
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