@Mel u can def do skin to skin when u visit the NICU….actually they encourage that more than anything else. It can be a little challenging with all the cords n especially if baby is on the cpap but they will def help u maneuver over all of that so u could feel comfortable. One thing I can say, if that’s the situation ur baby ends up in the NICU alwyz have a positive energy n thinking cuz babies really do sense our energy. I remember I went there while my son was there, n I jus became overwhelmed n started crying..the nurse who was caring for my son saw me n she realized I was not ok n she would not let me hold the baby under that condition. Instead we talked a little, n she literally jus supporting me in that moment until I gather myself. N I really appreciated it. So I say this to say jus try to be positive if u end up in a NICU situation. It’s not easy but nothing last forever.
She will be fine I’m a NICU mom of a 26 weeker…it was a rough experience for me. But u will def get tru it. You will be soooo surprised to see how quickly she grows. Every mom wish they could give birth n jus hold unto their babies but some of us have it different. NICU babies are very strong.
@Mel yeah she’s currently still in the NICU, she’s doing really well fortunately for being born at 32 weeks. I will definitely say it is very hard her being there and us being home now. I wasn’t prepared for the emotions of her being in the NICU. There are good days and not so good days but talking about it is better then holding it in.
@Riss Hey Ross , did you have to have your baby in the NICU ?
yess! i was 32 weeks pregnant & ended up getting preeclampsia. they wanted to keep me pregnant for another 2 weeks & stay in the hospital til then. i sat in the hospital 4 days & ended up needing a c-section because them waiting the 2 weeks was very risky for both me & the baby! he came & now is in the NICU for the next couple weeks. its been hard, but everyday is a better day! 🥺🥰