“The preemie dad must be strong, supportive, loving and even stoic at times. Never think he isn’t crying inside or less invested; he is in fact hurting because the woman and child he loves is in pain. A pain he can’t fix.” – Adam Wood, Preemie Adventures
Fathers in the NICU are typically known as the support system for mom and baby, the strong ones that have to keep it all together. However, a study by NIH showed significant levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms were found among fathers of preemies.
This month we celebrate the AMAZING preemie dads in our community. Thank you for your strength and support.
Need support? Check out Preemie Adventures, for resources for preemie parents to connect in a unique way through the use of humor and shared experiences to unite families through social media interaction and also provide a positive platform for parents to share their stories, books or other items they’ve invented that help the NICU community. https://www.preemieadventures.com/