Motherhood
  • R
  • 1 day ago

Coping with baby in NICU

When I get home I get so lonely without him, I think only of him and just want him with me. Been having small breakdowns here and there. When I see his picture I just want to sob. How do you cope with this? I've been trying to focus on what I CAN do as opposed to what I can't do. Been trying to focus on recovering from the c-section. I visit him twice a day every day. And then it's so hard to leave him. I've never felt such a penetrating deep sadness before.
  • L
  • 1 day ago

Hey momma I had my son at 35 weeks and he spent 3 weeks in the NICU and it was extremely hard I developed separation anxiety and postpartum depression but I got to visit him as much as possible because my father in law was a vascular surgeon at UF SHANDS Downtown so I would go up there when my father in law worked and spend all day up there with my son it's not easy by any means but as long as you have a great support system and people who've been where you are it helps a little

  • M
  • 9 days ago

I went through that with my son. He was a nicu baby for 2.5 weeks. I couldn't hold him or feed him and was only 'allowed' to touch his hand as touching his head, arm, foot etc was too stimulating for him. Everyday was the same, I seen him then came home to pump and repeat. I really only kept it somewhat together for my then 2 year old daughter. It was one of the hardest things I've ever gone through, if not the hardest. And as a hopefully little boost, We, as women can endure anything, because in all the possibilities that can happen at birth, moms are the steel backbone to keep everyone going

  • L
  • 13 days ago

I am so sorry you are going through 😭I know it’s si stressful and scary !! My first was in nicu as well. I would visit him everyday and stay there from morning until night time . They let me actually take an empty hospital room to stay in . I’m not sure if that’s something you can ask about I was able to stay there for like a 4 days. I hope all will go well :) it will be ok mama !!

  • R
  • 15 days ago

I’m a nicu mum to twins. Born at 25+3. My little girl finally came home with oxygen on 119 but my little boy is now in his third nicu where he underwent emergency surgery for NEC. We are just taking each day as it comes! These babies are fighters. X

  • n
  • 15 days ago

🤗 how’s the baby? Any updates ?

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