Tag: coping

Recognizing families who care for preemies

Recognizing families who care for preemies

In addition to November being Prematurity Awareness Month, it’s National Family Caregivers Month. These two themes go together well. Caring for a prem ...
How to cope when your baby is in the NICU

How to cope when your baby is in the NICU

Today we are fortunate to have Dr. Amy Hair, neonatologist and director of the Neonatology Nutrition Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, answer our ...
Getting guilt-free time off

Getting guilt-free time off

Few parents can afford the kind of support or home care that would truly provide the respite you need to recharge your batteries. Therefore, you need ...
Having a baby in the NICU can be stressful for siblings

Having a baby in the NICU can be stressful for siblings

Giving birth early and having a baby in the NICU is stressful for parents; but what is sometimes overlooked is how upsetting it is for the preemie’s s ...
Talking to your child about his medical condition

Talking to your child about his medical condition

Parents have written to us asking when they should tell their child that he has a disability, birth defect or chronic medical condition. Not only do t ...
Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Preemies and asthma – how to help your child

Research has shown that premature birth (before 37 weeks) can cause a baby to have lung and breathing problems such as asthma, a health condition that ...
Stop. Rest. Relax…Repeat.

Stop. Rest. Relax…Repeat.

I am not one who can easily relax. Usually, I need a brick wall in front of me to make me stop (or a cliff will do fine, too). Adrenaline runs throug ...
Do you know your baby’s different cries?

Do you know your baby’s different cries?

Yes…babies cry a lot; but, they cry for a reason. Your baby may be hungry, have a dirty diaper or he may not feel well. He may need to burp, have gas ...
Oh to be understood!

Oh to be understood!

Helping a child with attention or learning problems is a feat that most parents find intensely challenging. You may know that your child is bright, ye ...
Sibling visits to the NICU can be helpful

Sibling visits to the NICU can be helpful

Prematurity affects everyone, including siblings. When older children have a sister or brother in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) they sense t ...