It's normal to experience a range of emotions and changes in behavior while your baby is in the NICU. But you may find it difficult to deal with some of these feelings. You can benefit from seeing a professional counselor if:
It is essential to speak with a professional counselor if:
Your doctor or the hospital social worker can refer you to a counselor who understands the trauma of having a baby in the NICU. Even just a couple of visits might give you the reassurance and boost you need.
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